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DEFINITION of 'Special Needs Child'

Children who have been determined to require special attention and specific necessities that other children do not. The state decides upon this status and offers benefits that follow a special needs child because it is believed the child will not be adopted if assistance is not provided.

BREAKING DOWN 'Special Needs Child'

Special needs children typically receive some sort of additional tax credit or deduction for the guardian.

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