Financial Planning for Children with Special Needs

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Government assistance typically begins with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from Social Security. Disabled children from birth up to age 18 can receive SSI if their parents meet the program’s low-income and asset requirements. At age 18, they can qualify for SSI on their own; the maximum benefit in 2016 is $733 per month. In most states, SSI recipients automatically qualify for Medicaid, which provides a range of services for disabled people. But Medicaid funding is facing severe financial strains in many states, with services being cut back. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important benefit for special-needs fam

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