SSI makes monthly payments to people with low income and limited resources who are 65 or older, or blind, or disabled. Your child, if younger than age 18, can also qualify if they have a medical condition or combination of conditions that meets Social Security’s definition of disability for children, and if income and resources fall within the eligibility limits.
The amount of the SSI payment is different from state to state because some states add to the SSI payment . Your local Social Security office can tell you more about your state’s total SSI payment.
The child’s income and resources ware considered in the income and resources of family members living in the child’s household. These rules apply if your child lives at home. They also apply if your child is away at school but returns home from time to time and is subject to your control.
If your child’s income and resources, or the income and resources of family members living in the child’s household are more than the amount allowed, the application will be denied.