Aged, Blind, or Disabled Cash Assistance Program

What it is:

The Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) program provides cash assistance to eligible low-income adults who are age 65 or older, blind, or determined likely to meet Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability criteria based on a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least 12 consecutive months.

The Aged, Blind or Disabled cash assistance program provides a maximum monthly cash grant of $197.00.

Who is eligible:

Persons who:

  • Are aged 65 or older, blind or have a long-term medical condition that is likely to meet federal disability criteria
  • Meet income and resource requirements
  • Meet citizenship / alien status requirements
  • Reside in Washington State
Persons, who are not Federally Qualified for MAGI medical programs may qualify for health care through the Medical Care Services (MCS) program, when eligible for the ABD or HEN Referral programs. Please refer to the Apple Health (Medicaid) Manual for MCS program summary information.

You cannot get Aged, Blind or Disabled cash assistance if:

  • You are eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits or State Family Assistance (SFA) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
  • You refuse or fail to participate in drug or alcohol treatment if assessed as dependent
  • You are eligible for SSI or are an ineligible spouse of an SSI recipient
  • You failed to follow a Social Security Administration (SSA) program rule or application requirement and SSA denied or terminated your benefits

The Application for Benefits is available in several languages. 

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