I want to know if anyone can answer my question about s.s.I. and benefits. My daughter was born with spina bifida. She doesn't have a shunt. It didn't affect her mind, she can do almost everything except walk. She can walk with leg braces, crutchesw,etc, She has a two year old daughter. I once called the social security office to ask if there was anyway for rmy daughter to get an s.s.I check for her baby, and they told me no. why is this so? I mean the child is hers, my daughter has no other means of support, just the s.s.I. check in the amount of 577.00 and child support of approximately 240.00 amonth. If anybody can answer my question I would be so thankful.