Children's SSI

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

  • 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.