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Social Security Administration SSI Tool Kit
SSI Kids Toolkit

Dear Colleague,

The COVID-19 pandemic has required the Social Security Administration to limit in-person services to protect our customers and employees. Among the most vulnerable populations affected are children with disabilities and their families. I am writing to invite you to help us spread the word to parents, guardians, and caregivers as well as educators, community leaders, health care and other service providers, about potential financial assistance for children with disabilities.

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program helps children with qualifying disabilities by providing critical financial assistance. Children with disabling medical conditions—whose families meet certain income and resource limits—can receive SSI from birth until age 18. You and your clients can learn more about the SSI program in our publication, Benefits for Children with Disabilities.

We have put together a partner toolkit for you to share with your clients. In this toolkit, we are providing you with:
• An email message to share with your clients.
• Articles you can post on your blog.
• Social media posts.
• Images for use in social media.

Are you interested in submitting a guest blog on this topic or collaborating with us to raise awareness about the SSI program? Please email us at [email protected].

We look forward to working together to help America’s children in need.

Jeffrey Buckner 
Associate Commissioner 
Office of Strategic and Digital Communications 
Social Security Administration

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