Here you’ll find resources specifically focused on how to find funding for medical, technological, and daily-life necessities. Information on qualifying and applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and ways to locate health insurance programs are provided as well as resources to help understand disability rights and entitlements.
This booklet, from the Social Security Administration, is for the parents, caregivers, or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. It is also for adults who became disabled in childhood (prior to 22), and who might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. (We call this SSDI benefits a “child’s” benefit because it’s paid on a parent’s Social Security earnings record.) This booklet will help you decide if your child, or a child you know, might b eligible for SSI or Social Security.