Social Safety’s Supplemental Safety Earnings (SSI) program offers money funds to kids with disabilities whose households have restricted revenue and sources.
A baby should meet the next medical necessities to be thought of disabled underneath Social Safety guidelines:
• The kid will need to have a medical situation, or a mix of circumstances, that ends in “marked and extreme useful limitations.” Which means that the situation(s) should critically restrict the kid’s actions.
• The kid’s disabling situation(s) should final for no less than 12 months, or the situation(s) have to be anticipated to finish in demise.
We additionally assist kids by way of our Compassionate Allowances program. Compassionate Allowances are a solution to shortly determine circumstances that, by definition, meet Social Safety’s normal for incapacity advantages.
The listing might be discovered at ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/circumstances.htm.
Compassionate Allowances assist us cut back ready time to succeed in a incapacity dedication for kids with probably the most severe disabilities. 1000’s of youngsters obtain advantages as a result of they’ve a situation on this listing, however kids with circumstances not on this listing can nonetheless qualify for SSI.
A baby should meet further eligibility necessities for low revenue and restricted sources to qualify for SSI. To qualify, a baby:
• Who’s blind should not be working or incomes greater than $2,190 a month in 2021.
• Who will not be blind should not be working or incomes greater than $1,310 a month in 2021.
Earnings quantities often change yearly. Some older youngsters could have part-time jobs or be concerned in work applications, which Social Safety will rely for monetary eligibility.
As well as, if an single little one underneath age 18 resides at house, Social Safety could take into account among the dad and mom’ revenue because the little one’s revenue. We make allowances for the dad and mom and their different kids dwelling within the house after we take into account the dad and mom’ revenue.
You possibly can learn extra about kids’s advantages in our publication, Advantages for Youngsters with Disabilities at ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf.
If you’re a mother or father or know a mother or father, guardian, caregiver or consultant of a kid you suppose could also be eligible, go to our Incapacity Advantages-Apply for a Youngster (Beneath Age 18) at ssa.gov/advantages/incapacity/apply-child.html to study extra and start an utility.
Erin Thompson is a public affairs specialist for the Social Safety Administration.