The Social Security Administration (SSA) normally grants monthly payments to disable people and low-income individuals. But children can also qualify for supplemental security income payments if they are under 18 years of age and have conditions that fall within the government definition of disability. Here are the requirements underage applicants must meet for SSA to consider them disabled:
Must Not Be Working
The child applicant must not be working or not earning more than $1,070 per month (in 2014) to be called disabled.