Supplement Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income is financial assistance provided by the federal government to eligible individuals with disabilities. SSI pays benefits based on financial need. It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income to provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
If a disability results in an individual being unable to work for at least 12 months or until death, they may be entitled to these benefits. Some children with disabilities may qualify for Social Security Income.
Depending on income and assets, children may qualify for immediate SSI payments as early as the date of birth until attainment of age 18 if they are diagnosed with certain medical conditions that result in marked and severe functional limitations.
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