Social Security and Disability Information and Benefits

Resources and Benefits from SSA

Benefits for Children with Disabilities

A child under age 18 may have a disability, but we don't need to consider the child's disability when deciding if he or she qualifies for benefits as a dependent. The child's benefits normally stop at age 18 unless they are a full-time elementary or high school student until age 19 or have a qualifying disability.

Children who were receiving benefits as a minor child on a parent’s Social Security record may be eligible to continue receiving benefits on that parent’s record upon reaching age 18 if they have a qualifying disability. To learn more - CLICK HERE

Resources for Transition-Aged Youth 14-17

Here you will find resources that are available for youth who are transitioning to adulthood and for their parents, teachers, health providers, caregivers, or representatives as these youth and young adults prepare to successfully transition to adulthood.

  • Find out about the services and supports available from Social Security.
  • Learn more about resources for transition-aged youth to connect to national and community supports and resources.
  • Connect to supports for youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and information about what may change when SSI youth turn 18.
  • Navigate to information and supports to help SSI youth become self-sufficient. 

To learn more -CLICK HERE

Helping Young People with Disabilities Successfully Transition to Adulthood

Blog by Susan Wilschke

The transition to adulthood can be challenging, especially for young people with disabilities who come from low-income families and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security is with you through life’s journey, helping you secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is creating a path for children with disabilities that leads to rewarding lives as adults. To learn more -  CLICK HERE

Disability-Related Publications for Health & School Professionals

The publications presented are written for persons in the health care or school field who may be involved in the Social Security disability determination process. As such, they may contain medical terminology and technical information confusing to the general public.

Health and school professionals may obtain these publications, free of charge, from the SSA Supply System. To learn more -CLICK HERE

Tool to Help Apply for SSI and other Benefits

This is a tool to help people inform SSA that they, or someone they are helping, wants to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other benefits - To access this tool -  CLICK HERE