For children to qualify for SSI benefits, their families must meet the income and resource limitations for the program.
Who qualifies for Children's SSI (Supplemental Security Income)?
SSI is awarded based on income/resource limitations AND a “Disabled” finding as defined by the Social Security Administration.
Income and resource limits must be met per outlines as referred to above.
These requirements must be met for a child to be found disabled:
The child must not be working and earning over the allowable thresholds which can be found at www.ssa.gov.
Must have a physical or mental condition or combination of conditions that result in “marked and severe functional limitations” as defined by the Social Security Administration.
Condition or combination of conditions must have lasted or be expected to last, at least 12 months or be expected to end in death.