Typically, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program that provides financial assistance to individuals who have limited income and resources and who meet specific eligibility requirements. The program is designed to provide for the basic needs of individuals who are disabled, blind, or elderly, and it is not meant to be used for child support payments.
However, if the child has a disability, he or she may be eligible for SSI benefits based on his or her own disability, regardless of whether the child’s father is receiving SSI benefits. In such a case, the child’s eligibility would be determined based on his or her own income and resources, as well as any medical evidence related to the child’s disability.
It is important to note that child support is a legal obligation that is typically determined by a court order. The fact that the child’s father is receiving SSI benefits is one factor to be discussed with an attorney who specializes in family law.
Written by Attorney Kelly Roberts
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