How To Be Eligible For SSI


If your child is disabled then he/she is eligible for SSI (supplementary security income). But, before that your child must meet all of the following requirements to be considered disabled.

Your child must not be working and earning more than $860 a month in 2006. Remember, this earning amount varies from year to year. If he or she is earning that much money, your child would not be considered as a disabled child.

Your child must be with a physical or mental condition or a combination of conditions resulting in “marked and severe functional limitations. I mean to say, the condition(s) must be seriously limiting your child’s activities. Otherwise, he or she won't be considered disabled and be eligible for SSI.

And the last requirement is that your child’s condition(s) must have persisted for at least 12 months or be expected to last for at least 12 months. If your child meet all these requirements, then he/she is eligible for SSI.