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There are two Social Security disability programs children can qualify for: 1) The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, and 2) The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Under both programs, the child must not be doing any substantial work and must have a medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or to result in death. For additional information, visit Benefits for Children with Disabilities.
To apply, visit Apply for Disability Benefits - Child (Under Age 18), or call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., so that we can assist you in applying for benefits over the phone or at a convenient Social Security office.