A special challenge facing these grandparents is that state and local governments, communities and schools may not formally recognize their role in raising their grandchildren. While acquiring legal custody and guardianship of a grandchild may be financially and emotionally burdensome, grandparents should be aware that many benefits, including healthcare, emergency care, financial assistance and social security benefits, require proof of a legal relationship before they will help. Proof typically includes court guardianship papers or adoption papers.
To help grandparents raising grandchildren better understand their insurance needs, our agency offers tips and considerations regarding auto, home, health and life insurance.
Home Insurance Considerations for Raising Grandchildren