Financial Eligibility Issues

Children who are disabled in Illinois may qualify for a monthly cash benefit of up to $579 (in 2005) under Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program or SSI. Families of eligible children can use these benefits to cover the costs of food, shelter, and clothing. To qualify the child must show that: 1) she or he is disabled; 2) a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant; and 3) his or her family income and assets fall below certain levels. The disability and citizenship requirements for the SSI program are discussed on the Childhood Disability page and the Noncitizen Eligibility page.  This page describes the financial eligibility requirements associated with the SSI program.

The Family Income and Assets Limits

 

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