Start early and ask your insurance provider if and how benefits may change with age. Adults might not be eligible for the same programs as children. Many types of health insurance depend on income, disability status and medical condition. Review the resources below for guidance on navigating this process.
Depending on income and disability, some teens may be eligible for adult government benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Some individuals may also qualify for UIC- Specialized Care up until age 21, which assists families with children with special needs. Through Our Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership, medical teams can provide referrals surrounding guardianship, SSI denials, insurance access and other transition related issues.
Review the resources below to learn more and speak with your medical team regarding referrals.