To finish our discussion on children’s benefits I want to talk about Children’s Disability Insurance Benefits. The most common type of children’s benefits is child’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases. In child’s SSI cases, the child is seeking payment of benefits but has not worked enough to be able to collect benefits on their own earnings record. So they are entitled to the needs based payment of SSI benefits, subject to the income and resource limitations.
However, if the child has a disabled parent who is receiving Disability Insurance Benefits and the child becomes disabled before the age of twenty-two (22), he/she may be entitled to Child’s Disability Insurance Benefits and receive payments based on their disabled parent’s earnings record.
The rest of the evaluation process for determining entitlement to disability is the same and if the child is under eighteen they will be re-evaluated once they become an adult but this is another option that may be available to your child to ensure that they are protected and compensated for their disabilities.
As always, if you have any questions, please let me know