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In addition to adults, children are entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), children are considered to be less than 18 years old. Depending on the child’s disablement, they can potentially obtain compensation from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). There are also other programs that can assist children by providing benefits based on their disabling condition.

Supplemental Security Income provides monthly payments to people with low incomes and limited resources. People who qualify for this program are adults that are 65 years old or older and have a disablement or impairment. Children can also receive SSI if they have a low income, limited resources, and have a disablement that fits the Social Security Administration’s definition of their condition. The incomes and resources of family members will also be taken into consideration if the child lives at home. The SSA directly states that if the child or their family members have an income that surpasses the directed amount, the child’s application for disability benefits will be denied.

Social Security Disability Insurance is offered to people who have worked a specific amount of time and have paid Social Security. The SSA categorizes this program as a benefit program for children because the payment is based on a parent’s Social Security earning record. A disabled child that is older than 18 years old can potentially continue receiving benefits on their parent’s Social Security record if they have been recorded since they were a minor. To apply for this program, people are required to submit the Social Security number of the individual whose record will be used to determine benefits and the child’s Social Security number and birth certificate.

The Social Security Administration created a universal document that is used in order to determine whether a person is eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Taking age groups into consideration, the Administration wrote two specific sections for adult and child disabilities. Each section lists important information about disablements and how people can apply for disability benefits.

As defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), adults must be over the age of 18 in order to be eligible to receive potential disability benefits. In fact, there are specific sections in the Blue Book that directly address adult disablements. Within each section, there is a brief explanation of the disablement, prerequisites that are required to receive benefits, and how to apply for an application. In a few sections, the Administration advices applicants on how to deal with a denied claim. For example, an individual may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on their financial situation. In other cases, the applicant can apply for a medical vocational allowance.

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, adults will be required to provide six important documents that confirm their eligibility. Medical evidence is required to be approved and certified by medical officials. Also, medical documentation must prove that there is an existence of an impairment. This will be determined by the SSA and whether it correlates to their definition of the disablement. Then, the Administration will consider all the information to determine the severity of the person’s condition. For adults, the most important deciding factor will be whether the person can work and function normally. Generally, people with disablements are unable to acquire a financially stable job. As a result, they may not have a steady income to provide for themselves and their family. This scenario is common for many disabled Americans. As a result, the Social Security Administration reviews an applicant’s information and determines if they are eligible to receive Social Security benefits from their loss of wages.

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