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When is a child dependent upon a stepparent?
A child is dependent upon a stepparent if the stepparent was contributing at least one-half the child's support at the applicable time (see §337). A stepchild entitled before July 1996 could meet an alternate requirement that he or she must have been "living with" the worker.
Last Revised: Feb. 6, 2003
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