Childhood Disability

Children under 18 years old may be able to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) child benefits.  The child must be considered disabled and the child’s parents must meet the income and resources restrictions.  If the parents’ assets exceed $2,000 for single parent or $3,000 for married parents then the child would not be eligible for benefits.  Also, the parents’ income is taken into consideration.  Each state has established a maximum income level.  To determine the income levels, you may contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.ssa.gov/regions/regional.  If the parents do not meet these restrictions, the child will not be eligible for benefits regardless of the severity of the disability.