I recently discussed the process of Continuing Disability Review (CDR) in my blog. When a child is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as a child, her claim will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration when the child turns eighteen (18). The SSA will determine if the claimant is disabled under the adult regulations. The case is reviewed as if it were a new application for benefits. The SSA will determine if the claimant's impairments meet a listing or whether the physical or mental conditions prevent substantial gainful employment.
A person's receipt of childhood SSI benefits does not guarantee continued receipt as an adult. Even if the claimant's conditions have not improved, benefits will cease if the conditions do not meet the current adult rules.
Additionally, if a person is found to be disabled before age twenty-two (22), he may immediately or at some later point qualify for Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits if a parent is disabled, retired, or deceased.