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What benefits may a child receive based on disability?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

516. What benefits may a child receive based on disability?

A child under the age of 18 who is found to be disabled may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under title XVI, or, if a parent is a disabled worker or deceased and was insured; then that child under 18 may be eligible for child benefits under Title II.

An adult child may be entitled to Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) under title II if he/she became disabled before age 22.

Last Revised: Jan. 30, 2006

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