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Social Security: Applying for a child's number and card

Nicole Tiggemann, Tribune News Service on

Published in Senior Living News

-- The child's condition(s) must be severe, last for at least 12 months, or be expected to result in death; and

-- The child must not be working and earning more than the Substantial Gainful Activity limit ($1,180 a month in 2018).

If your child's condition(s) does not result in "marked and severe limitations," or does not result in those limitations lasting for at least 12 months, your child will not qualify for SSI.

Family resources are also considered. If the parents of the child or children have more resources than are allowed, then the child or children will not qualify for SSI. You can read more about children's benefits at

Visit to learn more about all we do to care for children. Social Security is with you and your children through your life's journey, securing today and tomorrow.

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Nicole Tiggemann, Social Security spokesperson.

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