Social Security Benefits (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federally funded Social Security Administration disability program for adults and children which provides monthly cash benefits. To qualify, an applicant must meet disability and income requirements. Your child can apply as soon as the month after they turn 18. There are income and resource limits for SSI. Benefits may be different depending on whether your adult child remains your dependent (i.e., you support them and declare them as dependents on your taxes) or is considered independent. Under certain rules, children with disabilities under the age of 18 may be eligible for SSI. For more information see the following resources: 

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