Disability Reviews

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Age 18 Redetermination

  • The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act requires that all youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) go through a redetermination process for their benefit eligibility at age 18.
  • At age 18, a review is scheduled to determine whether or not the condition or illness meets the SSA's definition of disability for an adult. The purpose of the Age 18 Redetermination is to review the current medical evidence to determine whether the young adult meets the criteria for disability under the adult criteria.