When a child's benefits stop at age 18

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Many times children with severe disabilities are approved for SSI while children.Many times children with severe disabilities are approved for SSI while children. When they turn 18, the child's benefits will stop.  Usually, they are informed of this and are able to get their status to continue as adults.  However, sometimes it doesn't happen and an adult who had child's benefits no longer receives them.There are two important things to remember in this type of case: 1) The claimant is able to get benefits on his own; and 2) if the parent of the child (who is now over 18) becomes disabled or retires, that now-adult child will receive benefits based upon the parent's record. These claims, called Disabled Adult Child's claims, can result in the adult child

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