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Help my young adult apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) when they turn 18


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Published: Jul. 11, 2023Updated: Feb. 12, 2024

Age3+ years
DiagnosisAll diagnoses
LocationNationwide
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When to do itWhen young adult turns 18
Supplemental Security Income can provide monthly cash benefits for individuals who qualify. Learn how to help your child apply to receive benefits.
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SSI benefits can be used to help support your child's living expenses.

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Help my young adult apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) when they turn 18
If your child already receives SSI benefits, they will be reassessed based on the adult eligibility criteria when they turn 18 or when they exit special education, whichever is later. If they are not receiving SSI, they can apply when they turn 18.
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