Child's insurance benefits may be payable for months in which the child is age 18
if either of the following are true.
The person has a disability that began before age 22.
The person has a disability that began after age 22 and that disability began before
the close of the 84-month period following the month in which the child's most recent
entitlement to benefits as a CDB was terminated because the disability ceased.
Effective 10/01/2004, P.L. 108-203 allows re-entitlement to childhood disability benefits after the usual 84-month period
if the beneficiary’s previous entitlement terminated because of the performance of
substantial gainful activity. For more information on requirements for re-entitlement,
see DI 10115.035 and for more information on CDB, see RS 00203.015.
Despite differences in development and in post-adjudicative events, it is important
to recognize that the CDB benefit is the same type of benefit as that payable for
months before the child is age 18.
NOTE: For months prior to January 1973, the law provided that the disability must have begun
prior to age 18.