California’s protection & advocacy system

For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA

or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.

What You Need to Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18

On August 8, 2017, Social Security Administration (SSA) mailed a notice and information brochure to about 371,497 youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) between the ages of 14 and 17. The notice informs youth and their representatives about work incentives, which allow them to continue receiving SSI checks or Medicaid coverage while working. The notice spotlights beneficiaries participating in an approved special education, vocational or similar services who may be eligible to continue receiving cash benefits if SSA finds they are no longer medically qualified for SSI as an adult.