SSA Warns Recipients of Impending Age-18 Reviews

Empire Justice Center October 30, 2020

On October 19th, the Social Security Administration (SSA) mailed notices to more than 340,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients between the ages of 14 and17 (transition-aged youth) and their adult representatives to help them identify policies and other resources to assist youth in their transition to adulthood – and to warn them their disability claims would soon be reviewed under the adult standards for disability. These mailings included the informational publication, What You Need To Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18 (Publication No. 05-11005).


This publication provides information about SSI work incentives primarily affecting youth, as well as information about common programs, services, and supports, including: Student Earned Income Exclusion;


  • SSI Continued Payments (Section 301);
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Programs;
  • Department of Education’s Parent Centers; and
  • Medicaid — including the importance of keeping health insurance and having a primary care provider.


The publication is available in both English and Spanish versions.