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What does "full-time" mean?
A student is attending an educational institution "full-time" if he or she is carrying a subject load that is considered full-time for day students under the standards and practices of the educational institution. An individual also may be considered a student regularly attending school when he/she is instructed at home in accordance with the home school law of the State or other jurisdiction in which he/she resides. However, a student will not be considered in full-time attendance if:
The student is enrolled in a course of study of less than 13 school weeks' duration;
The student's scheduled attendance is less than 20 hours a week (unless an exception applies);
The student is being paid while attending the educational institution by his or her employer who has requested or required that the student attend the educational institution; or
The student meets the requirements for suspension of benefits as required by prisoner or fugitive felon provisions (see §1850).
Last Revised: Aug. 2, 2007
- When are benefits paid to a child who is not attending school?
- Absence from the United States
- Service Performed by a Student For a School, College, or University
- Is work performed by a student nurse covered by Social Security?
- Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- When do child's insurance benefits end?
- What events end benefits?
- What is an "educational institution"?
- What are other requirements for SSI eligibility?
- SSI Definitions
- Full Time Traveling or City Salespersons
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
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