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How do you prove that a child is in your care?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

1723. How do you prove that a child is in your care?

You can prove you have a child in your care by providing:

  1. Statements from you;

  2. If you and the child are living apart, a statement from one or both of the following:

    1. The person with whom the child is living; or

    2. An official of the school the child is attending; and

  3. Statements from other people who know the facts.

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Last Revised: March, 2001

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