For quick reference, this chart shows the categories of children for whom benefits
are provided, the dependency test for each, and the POMS cross-reference. Do not attempt to work complex child relationship claims without referring to the
appropriate POMS section shown in the chart.
*If child has been legally adopted by someone other than NH, dependency must be established.
(See GN 00306.165)
**For entitlements for months before 07/96, the dependency requirement was living
with or one-half support.
*** See GN 00210.505 for instructions if the NH is the alleged stepparent based on a same-sex marriage
or non-marital legal relationship.