Children's SSI

WHAT IS SSI?  (Supplemental Security Income)

Who qualifies for Children's SSI?

  • SSI is awarded based on income/resource limitations AND a “Disabled” finding as defined by the Social Security Administration.
  • Income and resource limits must be met per outlines as referred to above.

These requirements must be met for a child to be found disabled:

  • The child must not be working and earning more than $1,040 a month in 2013. (This earnings amount usually changes every year.)
  • Must have a physical or mental condition or combination of conditions that result in “marked and severe functional limitations” as defined by the Social Security Administration.
  • Condition or combination of conditions must have lasted or be expected to last, at least 12 months or be expected to end in death.