Social Security offers monthly benefits for qualified people through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Your child may be eligible for SSI if they:
Your child must also be either blind or disabled. To be considered blind for SSI, they must have:
If your child¿s blindness is not considered severe enough, they may be eligible under a disability if the blindess limits their activities.
As long as a child is eligible for benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has to determine the amount of supplemental income to provide. If the child is under 18 and lives at home with his parents, the SSA will examine the family income and resources. Deductions to the child's benefit amount will be made based on the family income and resources:
An attorney experienced with Social Security benefits and regulations can help you submit your child's SSI claim. If you are having a problem obtaining your child's supplemental income, a lawyer can help prepare and file an appeal.
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