Applying for SSI

Steps for Applying for SSI for a Child

1. Review Starter Kit
a. Collect all necessary documents and complete worksheets
i. Checklist – Preparing for the Childhood Disability Interview
ii. Medical and School Worksheet

2. Contact the Social Security Office to find out whether the income and resources of
the parents and the child are within the allowed limits, and to start the
SSI application process

3. Complete Application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
a. Must call at this time (1-800-772-1213) AND
b. Fill out a Child Disability Report

4. Wait... (may take 3-5 months)


Additional Resources

P2P webinar


SSI in a Nutshell


SSI Factsheet
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