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The Social Security Administration will mail a notice to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients

The Social Security Administration will mail a notice to more than 342,700 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients between the ages of 14 and 17 (transition-aged youth) and their adult representatives to share policies and other resources to assist youth in their transition to adulthood.

These mailings include a notice and our annual publication, What You Need To Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18 (Publication No. 05-11005). We encourage caregivers to review it with the child, if possible. This publication helps youth prepare for the transition from school to adult life.  It provides information about SSI work incentives geared to youth, as well as information about common programs, services, and supports that parents, guardians, and youth may find helpful.

Specific topics covered include:

The age-18 redetermination and how to appeal if benefits stop;

Earnings and the age-18 redetermination;

Available work incentives and supports;

SSI program rules about higher education funds;

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts; and

Other services that may be helpful.

You can download the publication, in both English and Spanish, from our publication webpage. We also have a webpage for youth to assist them in making a successful transition to adulthood.