The Social Security Administration has several basic qualifications for childhood SSI disability benefits:
- Your child must be under 18, or age 18 but not yet graduated from high school.
- Your child must have “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.
- Your family is receiving state assistance, food stamps or Medicaid.
- Your household income is under certain limits determined on a scale set by Social Security. Generally, you can earn up to $36,000 a year as a single parent.
- In a two-parent household, both parents can earn together up to $44,000.
If you have questions about your child’s eligibility for childhood SSI benefits, contact Nash Disability Law today.
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