When someone inquires about SSI eligibility on behalf of a minor child, all the usual
rules apply. Be alert to situations where a disabled child is institutionalized and
the inquirer states that the child will be discharged to his/her parent's home. In
these cases, it is especially important to establish SSI eligibility for the period
of institutionalization, since this may later enable application of the deeming waiver
If the child claimant has never received an SSI personal needs allowance in the past,
and does not currently qualify for a personal needs allowance, and is ineligible for
SSI benefits due to deemed parental income or resources, send a manual notice per
SI 01310.210 B.4.
If necessary, document an inquiry about SSI eligibility to serve as a protective filing.
See SI 00601.030 for instructions on documenting a title XVI oral inquiry.