Child Disability Starter Kit
SSI Child Disability Starter Kit (for children under age 18)
The fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about applying
for SSI child disability benefits. It includes the definition
of disability for children under age 18, information about
the SSI program, and other important information about state and
local medical assistance. It provides a link to the online Child
“What You Should Know Before You Apply for SSI Disability
Benefits for Your Child”
“Checklist - Child Disability Interview ”
This is a list of information and documents for your child that
you will need for the disability interview or to complete the
Child Disability Report on the Internet.
The worksheet can help you to prepare for the disability interview
or complete the Child
Disability Report on the Internet. It lists the information
that we will ask you about your child and provides space to write
down this information.
“Medical and School Worksheet – Child.”
If you use the Child Disability Report on the Internet, you will
type your Worksheet information directly into the report.
You can review and print the complete Child Disability Report
at: www.ssa.gov/disability/ssa-3820.pdf (pdf