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I receive death benefits from SSA each month for both of my grandchildren that I am raising...Do I have to claim this as income on my taxes?

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

I'm not sure what else I need to tell you....I do have legal guardianship of both children.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 5 months ago
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Do I have to claim this as income on my taxes?

That is not YOUR income - and you should not include these amounts into your tax return.

You still may claim both children as your dependents if otherwise they are your qualifying children.

Let me know if you need any help with determination.

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