Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children

New rules for the children’s SSI program went into effect on January 2, 2001. We will be adding more resources in the coming months.

 

Do disabled children qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits?
This “FAQ” (frequently asked question) from the Social Security Administration provides a brief overview of how children may qualify for SSI benefits. Visitors can request to be notified about changes in the page. Additional information can be found in the FAQ What are the disability requirements for a child?
 

Social Security Administration: Supplemental Security Income; Determining Disability for a Child Under Age 18; Interim Final Rules with Request for Comments, OGC-97-23, February 26, 1997

 

Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities
This booklet from the Social Security Administration “is written primarily for the parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and adults disabled since childhood. It illustrates the kinds of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits a child with a disability might be eligible for and explains how [SSA] evaluate[s] disability claims for children.”
 

Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities: Part of the Federal Safety Net
This publication from the Urban Institute examines the negative impact of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 on children with disabilities’ eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
 

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