Even if your child cannot get SSI, he or she may be able to get Medicaid.Your state Medicaid agency, Social Security office or your state or county social services office can give you more information.

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Children from birth up to age 18 may get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

They must be disabled and they must have little or no income and resources. They will also ask for information from medical and school sources and other people who know about the child.

Here are answers to some questions people ask about applying for SSI for children. If the state agency needs more information, they will arrange an examination or test for the child, which we will pay for.

Children can get SSI if they meet Social Security’s definition of disability for children and if they have little or no income and resources.

SCHIP provides insurance for prescription drugs and for vision, hearing and mental health services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Your state Medicaid agency can provide more information about SCHIP.

You can also go to or call toll free 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) for more information on your state’s program.

We also consider the family’s household income, resources and other personal information. Your state Medicaid agency, local health department, social services office or hospital can help you find your nearest health care agencies.

Your Social Security office can also help you find health care agencies.