If the individual is denied under the childhood standard, but allowed under the adult
standard, include the following language in the PDN:
“There are different disability rules for children (individuals under age 18) than
for adults (individuals age 18 or older).
“For the period before you attained age 18, we evaluated your claim using the rules
for children and found you were not disabled under those rules.
“For the period starting when you attained age 18 (date of attainment), we evaluated your claim using the rules for adults and found you are disabled under
“Therefore, the first month we can pay you SSI is (month after month of attainment ).”
NOTE: Under a provision of P. L. 104-193, SSI benefits are effective on the first day of
the month following the date on which the application is filed, or on which the individual
first becomes eligible, whichever is later.