Can my child, who is disabled, apply for social security benefits?
Yes, if your child is disabled, they may be entitled to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as opposed toSocial Security Disability (SSD). The Social Security Administration has set income and resource limits that you, as the parent or guardian of a disabled child, must meet in order to be eligible to apply for SSI. In addition to these guidelines, your child must meet the medical requirements in order to be qualified to receive SSI. This requires that you have a disability interview with the Social Security Administration where you will provide and any all information about your child's medical history. If the Social Security Administration determines that your child is eligible for disability, they will set up an interview to ensure that you still meet the income and resource limits, and then your child will receive benefits.