Disability Determination - Non Sequential Evaluation Process (SEP) Approvals


Revised on: April 19, 2021

WAC 388-449-0001 What are the disability requirements for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) program?

Clarifying Information

  1. The Disability Specialist reviews available records and approves ABD when the client meets any non-SEP criteria outlined in WAC 388-449-0001. Non-SEP approval criteria include when the client:
    1. Has an existing ABD approval that hasn’t ended and can be reopened;
    2. Is determined blind or disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA);
    3. Is determined disabled by the Division of Disability Determination Services (DDDS) for Non-Grant Medical Assistance with current date of eligibility or reexamination waived;
    4. Has had their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment stopped because they are not a citizen;
    5. Is eligible for long-term care services from the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) for a medical condition that is expected to last twelve months or more or result in death; or
    6. Is functionally eligible for services from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

Related Procedures (Staff Only)