When a child is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as a child, her claim will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration when the child turns eighteen (18). The SSA will determine if the claimant is disabled under the adult regulations. The case is reviewed as if it were a new application for benefits. The SSA will determine if the claimant’s impairments meet a listing or whether the physical or mental conditions prevent substantial gainful employment. A person’s receipt of childhood SSI benefits does not guarantee continued receipt as an adult. Even if the claimant’s conditions have not improved, benefits will cease if the conditions do not meet the current adult rules.
Additionally, if a person is found to be disabled before age twenty-two (22), he may immediately or at some later point qualify for Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits if a parent is disabled, retired, or deceased.
If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, Railroad Retirement Board disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website. Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, Greeneville, Harriman, Dayton, Spring City, and Deer Lodge.