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Children With Disabilities: Social Security Benefits


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There is a safety net for children living with a disability through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Social Security Retirement Income (SSR), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and a variety of other state or local programs.

There are also benefits for older children (18 and over) with a disability and for adults who have been disabled since childhood.

Social Security uses different criteria about disability depending on whether the child is under or over age 18.

When determining whether a child with HIV is disabled, Social Security uses different criteria than it uses for adults.

Children with a disability may also be entitled to Medicaid, Medicare or other health care services.

Apply for SSDI, SSR and/or SSI benefits through your local Social Security office. You can start the process by calling a toll free number.

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