This chapter provides the policies and procedures for making initial and reconsideration determinations for children (individuals under age 18) who are claiming payments based on disability under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
The definition of disability for children claiming SSI benefits (see DI 25201.001D.) is found in the Social Security Act (section 1614(a)(3)(C)). That definition, and related childhood disability provisions, were enacted on August 22, 1996 as part of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law (P. L.) 104-193).
On February 11, 1997, we published interim final rules with a request for comments to implement the provisions of P. L. 104-193. In response to the public comments, we issued revised final rules on September 11, 2000. The instructions in chapter DI 25200.000. reflect the revised final rules.
The title XVI definition of disability does not apply to title II claimants, regardless of age.