This blog has spent some time recently discussing a number of issues related to the important topic of children and disability benefits. In addition to the importance of understanding how to apply for benefits, how to appeal a denial of benefits and what the application process entails, there are a few additional details, such as the periodic review process, that are important to be familiar with because of how important disability benefits for children can be for many families.
For children receiving Supplemental Security Income, it is important to be aware that the Social Security Administration periodically reviews the child's medical condition to determine if they are still eligible to receive SSI disability benefits. The SSA reviews eligibility for benefits every three years for children under the age of 18 who have a disability that is expected to improve. Reviews are also scheduled for children under 1-year-old who are receiving SSI because of low birth weight.