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Social Security and Disability Benefits for Children
Are children eligible to receive disability benefits?
Children who apply for disability through the SSI program go through a disability process similar to an adult.
How do you apply for disability for your child or your children?
SSI disability is a needs based disability program that requires all applicants whether they are adults or children to meet strict income and resource limits.
Methods of Eligibility for Social Security Disability Children Benefits
Once a child turns eighteen, their parent's income will not be counted against them for entitlement to Supplemental Security Income benefits. At this point, the SSI beneficiary would have the same eligibility requirements as an adult.
What are the Chances of Being Approved for a Child who is Filing for Disability?
When a disability examiner at disability determination services works to process an SSI claim involving a child, their evidence gathering activity will focus on both A) medical records and B) school records.
Why are Disability Cases Involving Children More Likely to be Denied?
When children file for disability on the basis of physical problems, this is often done based on conditions that can be more severe at an earlier age, and less severe as the child gets older.
If You Get Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits, Will Your Dependents Get A Check?
Some Social Security disability beneficiaries have enough additional money on their record to pay dependent benefits and others do not.
Why Are Child SSI Cases Often Turned Down By Social Security Disability Examiners?
There are certainly many valid child disability claims, and many of these claims are either improperly denied by the social security administration, or are denied for lack of evidence.
Social Security Disability SSI and ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Most statistical evidence suggests at least sixty percent of the people diagnosed with ADHD as children continue to have ADHD as adults.
SSI Disability for Children and Age Appropriate Activities
Age appropriate activities are the accepted age level functional activities that a child should be able to perform.
Can you apply for SSI for a learning disability?
Social Security does not discern between physical or mental impairments, only how your impairment or impairments affect your ability to function in daily activities including work activity.
What does SSA consider a severe impairment for Social Security Disability or SSI Disability Benefits?
The question for disability examiners and disability judges is whether a condition has become severe enough to put a significant burden on one's ability to work or, for children, engage in age-appropriate activities.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria