Definition of a dependent child is changed effective October 24,2017. According to the new definition of a dependent child, the child must meet the following qualifications:
1. The child must be under the age of 22. That means the lock in age should be before the child celebrates his/her 22nd birth day.
2.By the time application is filed until the process is finalized, the child does not have to have a spouse or does not have to be in a common law relationshp.
3. If the child is over the age of 22 and still dependent on his/her parents and financially fully supported by his / her parents before the child turns 22 and continue to be supported after the child turn to 22
4. If the child is unable to support himselt/herself financially due to mental or physical condition and fully supported and dependent on the parent, they can also qualify as a dependent children.