Would My Adopted Grandchild Still Be Eligible On My Record If I No Longer Have Physical Custody?

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Aug 23 2017 - 7:11am

I am 66 yrs. old and have adopted my grandson. If I no longer have physical custody, he may move back with his mom, will he then no longer be eligible to draw social security from me?

Hi,

As your adopted child, your grandchild would not need to be living with you in order to potentially qualify for child's benefits on your record.

Best, Jerry