Common Questions

I’m taking care of a relative’s child. What kind of benefits can I get?

For those taking care of a relative's child at the request of the child's parent(s) and the parent(s) are unable to pay for their child's basic needs, there may be some support available to you.

Good starting points include:

See also I'm a grandparent taking care of my grandchild.

See our related common questions:

Last reviewed January 2015

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