For first time in history, cash assistance program increases grants to better support low-income Washingtonians age 65+, blind, disabled

Release Date: 
Sep 02 2022
DSHS Office of Communications
Norah West

OLYMPIA – Effective Sept. 1, 2022, the ongoing maximum monthly payment standards for the Aged, Blind or Disabled program for low-income Washingtonians increased from $197 to $417 for a single individual and from $248 to $528 for a married couple. The change is the result of a legislative request initiated by the Department of Social and Health Services to better support individuals who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled, and to ensure the program’s payment standards align with other state cash assistance programs. The increase is funded with support from the state’s 2022 supplemental operating budget.

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