At what age is someone considered an orphan when his/her parent(s) die? For example, what if a 90 year old's parents die. Does he have the status of an orphan? What about a 20 year old?

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    For what purpose or context are you asking? A person feels the pain of the death of his parents no matter what age he may be. Feb 23, 2021 at 23:29

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From this site,

They [are] considered orphans for the purposes of this mitzvah until they no longer require an adult to take care for them and they can handle their own affairs like other adults.

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