SSA Spotlight on SSI Benefits for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care

May 08, 2019

Is there a way for foster youth to apply for SSI benefits before their anticipated release date from foster care? What are the requirements for applying for SSI for a youth in foster care?

The answer to disability-related benefits quesitons is usually "It depends." The SSA Spotlight on SSI Benefits for Disabled or Blind Youth in Foster Care answers these questions, but remember to always check with a qualified benefits specialist before advising youth.

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