Title II Disabled Adult Child/Childhood Disability Benefit
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Title II Disabled Adult Child/ Childhood Disability Benefit
- 18 years of age or older;
- disabled by SSA's definition before age 22;
- the child of insured workers who are either disabled, retired or deceased;
- have filed an application for child's benefits; and
- be unmarried (some exceptions - if adult child marries, benefits end, unless marriage is to another social security beneficiary).
POMS DI 10115.001, 20 CFR 404.350 - .352.
An individual who was receiving SSI benefits is eligible for Protected Medicaid if they meet the following:
- is over the age of 18;
- has blindness or a disability which began before the age of 22;
- the individual is entitled to Title II benefits on a parent's record due to the retirement, death or disability of a parent, and loses SSI due to receipt of that benefit or increase in that benefit; and
- the individual would continue to be eligible for SSI in the absence of the Title II disabled adult child's benefit or such increases to that benefit.