SSI payments for disabled children

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:44 pm   Post subject: SSI payments for disabled children  

Are our children eligible for payments under the SSI. If they're, then how should we go about it? I'm not really aware of the SSI disability rules.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:01 pm   Post subject:   

According to the Social Security website, http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/ , SSI is:



Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes):



--It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and

--It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.



Unless your children are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled, it does not appear that they will qualify for a payment.



On a linked page, the following explanation is offered:



WHAT DOES "DISABLED" MEAN FOR A CHILD?



An individual under age 18 is "disabled" if he or she has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, which:



--results in marked and severe functional limitations; and

--can be expected to result in death; or

--has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:31 am   Post subject:   

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Are our children eligible for payments under the SSI.


I guess the resources that your child has as well as his/her income would be taken into account while considering such payment facilities as per the SSI norms. I guess in order to be able to have such benefits you child needs to stay with you. If the child has health insurance and belongs to a medical facility, then he might receive an SSI payment worth $30.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:13 am   Post subject:   

See, what really matters is the ability of your child to perform his daily activities. The aim is to identify his medical condition. You might require to submit information from the doctors who're treating your child.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:23 pm   Post subject:   

Steven and Sil . . .



You are both missing the entire point. SSI is NOT available to CHILDREN unless they happen to be age 65 or older, or blind, or disabled. It has nothing to do with where or with whom a child lives, or whether they can perform "daily activities." Please read the words from the US Government I posted above.



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If the child has health insurance and belongs to a medical facility, then he might receive an SSI payment worth $30.




How can you make a statement like that?


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