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Thank you Mike for the introduction. I want to also include that I am a Certified Benefits Planner.
For this discussion we are going to focus on what happens when someone turns 18 years old. I do want to mention that Social Security has work incentives that enable individuals to try to obtain and maintain employment.
When an individual is turning 18 and has been on SSI, they need to apply for SSI as an adult. I’ve included two links for your review to start the dialog on this topic.
Benefits For Children With Disabilities. On page 7 & 8, it discusses Adult Child Benefits. If the individual is getting their benefits through this program and not SSI they also need to apply as an adult.