SSA’s Supplemental Security Income program helps children with qualifying disablities and their families. For this program, a child must meet all of the following requirements to be considered disabled and medically eligible:

■ The child must have a medical condition, or a combination of conditions, that result in “marked and severe functional limitations.” This means that the condition(s) must very seriously limit the child’s activities.

Kimberly Culbreath is the operations supervisor for the Social Security Administration’s Lufkin office.

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