Social Security Disability

Can a child get social disability benefits?

Children can collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if their families have limited income and resources and meet the required financial guidelines.

For children, disability is defined as a medically determinable physical or mental impairment or combination of impairments that causes marked and severe functional limitations, and that can be expected to cause death or that has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

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