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can I add my adopted Gradnchild under my SSI or SSD and receive benefit’s for her

Q) Hi, I am on SSD and was wondering if I now have custody of my Grandchild, she is 11. And she lives with me and goes to school can I add her under my SSI or SSD and receive benefit’s for her

A) Yes. According to Social Security Administration: Your child can get benefits if he or she is your biological child, adopted child or dependent stepchild. (In some cases, your child also could be eligible for benefits on his or her grandparents’ earnings.)
To get benefits, a child must have:
• A parent(s) who is disabled or retired and entitled to Social Security benefits; or
• A parent who died after having worked long enough in a job where he or she paid Social Security taxes.
The child also must be:
• Unmarried;
• Younger than age 18;
• 18-19 years old and a full-time student (no
higher than grade 12); or
• 18 or older and disabled. (The disability must
have started before age 22.)




What you will need when you apply for child’s benefits When you apply for benefits for your child, you will need the child’s birth certificate and the parent’s and child’s Social Security numbers. Depending on the type of benefit involved, other documents may be required. For example, if you are applying for survivors benefits for the child, you will need to furnish proof of the parent’s death. If you are applying for benefits for a disabled child, you will need to furnish medical evidence to prove the disability. The Social Security representative who sees you will tell you what other documents you will need.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10085.pdf

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I have continued to work after drawing full retirement, benefit has not increased.

Q) I have continued to work after drawing full retirement, and have been paying into the system. My benefit has not increased. Why? A) According to the Social Security Administration website; You can work while you receive Social Security retirement (or survivors) benefits. When you do, it could mean a higher benefit for you in the future.… Continue Reading

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