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How does Social Security decide if my child is disabled?

May 22, 2018

For the purposes of childhood SSI disability benefits, the Social Security Administration has a strict definition of “disabled”:

  • Your child has “marked and severe functional limitations,” which means they are unable to function on the same level as other children the same age.
  • Your child’s impairment has lasted or is expected to last at least a year.

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