Can My Granddaughter Get Social Security If We Have Legal Guardianship Of Her?

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Nov 13 2018 - 4:16pm

Me and my husband have legal guardianship over our granddaughter and he gets social security can she get a check

Hi,

The mere fact that you have legal guardianship of your granddaughter wouldn't make her eligible for child's benefits on your husband's Social Security record. In order for a grandchild to qualify for benefits on the record of a grandparent, the grandchild must either a) be adopted by the grandparent, or b) both of the grandchild's natural or adoptive parents must either be deceased or disabled (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.03/handbook-0325.html).

Best, Jerry