Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are federal programs that provide assistance to eligible children and adults with disabilities. Both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits. SSI pays benefits based on financial need. SSDI pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

The Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's provides information to help families and healthcare providers identify sources of financial assistance.