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Does my child qualify for SSI benefits?

Does my child qualify for SSI benefits?

Published: Mar. 23, 2023

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal government program that provides monthly payments to adults and children with disabilities on a needs basis. For children with an SSI-eligible disability, the application will take parental income into account. As soon as a young adult turns 18 years old, they can apply for SSI based on their own income and assets.

To learn more about eligibility under 18 years old, see this article. To learn more about how SSI payments work after age 18, see our article The Transition to Adulthood: Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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