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When is a child dependent upon a grandparent or step-grandparent?

336. When is a child dependent upon a grandparent or step-grandparent?

To be dependent on the worker, a grandchild (or step-grandchild) must have:

  1. Begun living with the worker before the grandchild became 18 years old; and

  2. Lived with the worker in the U.S. and received at least one-half support from the worker:

    1. For the year before the month the worker became entitled to retirement or disability insurance benefits or died; or

    2. If the worker had a period of disability that lasted until he or she became entitled to benefits or died, for the year immediately before the month in which the period of disability began.

If the grandchild was born during the one-year period, the worker must have lived with and provided at least one-half of the grandchild's support for substantially all of the period from the date of the grandchild's birth to the month indicated in (B) above.

Last Revised: Feb. 6, 2003

Comments

Grandchid still getting child support from father

March 8, 2012 by Guest

Can a grandchild get benefits underthe grandparent and still get child support from the father.

Social Security benefits for grandchildren

March 8, 2012 by David Luhman

A dependent grandchild or step-grandchild may receive benefits on the record of a grandparent if the certain requirements are met. See the following for details :

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/352

http://www.ssa.gov/kids

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