Some low-birth-wgt infants can receive SSI disability benefits

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I just read the following Question & Answer in a column in our local newspaper called "Social Security Notes." This column is written by the manager of our local SS Office.

    QUESTION:

    * My sister-in-law just had a baby who was born six weeks prematurely and only weighs about four pounds. I was told that premature infants can get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Is this true?


    ANSWER:

    * Certain low-birth-weight infants can receive SSI disability benefits, whether they are premature or not. The SS website at www.socialsecurity.gov includes a chart which shows the weight and gestational age at which children would qualify for benefits. You can contact the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 for more information.

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    I had never heart his information before and thought that it may be beneficial to someone!

    Hugs,
    Janet
    [This Message was Edited on 10/28/2005]