My question involves guardianship in the State of: Ohio.
My 19 year old daughter is dating an 18 year old who is still in high school. He receives Social Security benefits from his fathers death. His understanding is that this continues until he graduates high school in five months. His mother is not in the picture either and he is living with an Aunt and Uncle. He and his sister, who has since graduated and moved out, have been living in their household since he was around 5 or 6. The problem that this boy is having is that he wants to start planning his future now. He is not allowed to get a job and just recently got his license when he turned 18 (but did so against their wishes). He has told my daughter of a recent fight where his uncle hit him with a 2x4 across the back. He is provided the bare necessities such as food and shelter but he doesn't get much else as far as typical high school seniors would like and in my opinion it seems to be a cold unloving environment as well. Before anyone sees this post as a child who is just unappreciative, I would like to say that is not the case. The boy would just like to be a normal adult male with a job and a car. The question is "Can he move out of the house and get a place of his own and still receive his due benefits for the next five months until he graduates high school?" and if so how does he start the process?