You must have a qualifying disability. Demonstrated by one of the following:

Entitlement to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits based on blindness or disability; or Entitlement to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits based on blindness or disability; or Self-certification of a similarly severe disability, if not entitled to SSI or SSDI.
Demonstrated by the following:

  • Blindness as defined by the Social Security Act (SSA); or
  • A medically determinable physical or mental impairment with marked and severe function limitation that has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 continuous months or result in death; and
  • Have a written disability-related diagnosis signed by a physician

The qualifying disability must have started prior to age 26.