Child Benefits

How Do We Adopt Our Grandchildren Without Money For A Lawyer?

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My wife and i recently got custody of our daughters two children. The grandchildrens father has never been in their lives and they receive no child support. I am on disability and my wife has filed for disability but has been denied because we cannot afford a doctor for her. We have been told that to get help with supporting our grandchildren thur my disability we have to legally adopt them. How do we do this without money for a lawyer . is there any help . thank you

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Can My Grandchildren Get Benefits If I Adopt Them?

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We have custody of 2 grandkids. I am retired from post office and receive disability also. We have had kids for 4 years and I retired 6 years and started disability 10/16. We are thinking of adopting them. The dad wants to sign them over. The mother ,our daughter. Has been in and out of rehab and might be going to prison. If we adopt them can they receive any benefits from me?

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Can I Get Benefits For My Grandkids?

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Can I get benefits for my grandkids since I'm disabled now? We have guardianship for a 13 & 11 year old for the past 6 years and had them for 8 years total. My daughter gets disability benefits for being bipolar and the kids get $121 each a month. Since they're our dependents and I just was just granted disability and my husband is 70 and wants to retire. Can they draw off of us now? The father never pays child support and is currently in prison. I hope you can help, thank you!

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Can You Confirm That My Daughter And I Could Draw Benefits If I File At Age 62 Regardless Of My Wife's Earnings?

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Would like to clarify about child benefits for retirees. I will be 62 shortly and will have a 10 year old daughter at that point. Your book and the SocSec website seem to indicate I can collect an extra 50% since she's under 18 and I'm retired. Can I confirm that this is the case EVEN IF my wife, who would only be about age 50 at that point, will STILL be working? Thanks …

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Will My Daughter's Benefits Stop While In College?

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Hi Larry!
My husband died 12 years ago leaving me to raise our two daughters. They are ages 16 and 17 now. My benefits have stopped when my youngest turned 16. My daughter will graduate high school in 3 years at age 19. My other will begin college next year. I just graduated for massage therapy. My question is, will my daughters benefits stop while in college and living with me and for my 16 yr old, will hers stop at 18 but a junior in high school? My career doesn’t make much money. I struggle to pay bills now. What do I do?

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