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PDFWAC 388-400-0060

Who is eligible for aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance?

(1) The aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance program provides a state-funded cash stipend and a referral to the housing and essential needs (HEN) program under WAC 388-400-0065 to eligible low-income individuals.
(2) You are eligible for ABD if you:
(a) Are:
(i) At least 65 years old;
(ii) Blind as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA); or
(iii) Likely to be disabled as defined in WAC 388-449-0001 through 388-449-0100; and
(b) Are at least 18 years old or, if under 18, a member of a married couple;
(c) Are in financial need according to ABD cash income and resource rules in chapters 388-450, 388-470, and 388-488 WAC. We determine who is in your assistance unit according to WAC 388-408-0060;
(d) Have countable income, as defined in WAC 388-450-0162, at or below the monthly income limits defined in WAC 388-478-0090;
(e) Meet the citizenship and alien status requirements under WAC 388-424-0015;
(f) Provide a Social Security number as required under WAC 388-476-0005;
(g) Reside in the state of Washington as required under WAC 388-468-0005;
(h) Sign an interim assistance reimbursement authorization agreeing to repay the monetary value of general assistance, disability lifeline, or aged, blind, or disabled benefits subsequently duplicated by supplemental security income benefits as described under WAC 388-449-0200, 388-449-0210, and 388-474-0020; and
(i) Report changes of circumstances as required under WAC 388-418-0005.
(3) You aren't eligible for ABD if you:
(a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits;
(b) Are eligible for state family assistance (SFA) benefits;
(c) Refuse or fail to meet a TANF or SFA eligibility rule;
(d) Refuse or fail to pursue federal aid assistance, including but not limited to medicaid, without good cause;
(e) Refuse or fail to participate in drug or alcohol treatment as required in WAC 388-449-0220 without good cause;
(f) Refuse or fail to follow through with the SSI application as required in WAC 388-449-0200 without good cause;
(g) Refuse or fail to participate in vocational rehabilitation services as required in WAC 388-449-0225 without good cause;
(h) Are eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits;
(i) Are an ineligible spouse of an SSI recipient; or
(j) Failed to follow a Social Security Administration (SSA) program rule or application requirement and SSA denied or terminated your benefits.
(4) If you reside in a public institution, as defined in WAC 182-500-0050, and meet all other requirements, your eligibility for ABD depends on the type of institution.
(a) You may be eligible for ABD if you are a patient in a public institution.
(b) You aren't eligible for ABD if you are in the custody of or confined in a public correctional facility such as a state prison, or city, county, or tribal jail including placement in a work release program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.0052, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.04.655, 74.04.770, 74.04.805, 74.08.025, 74.08.043, 74.08.090, 74.08.335, 74.08A.100, 74.62.030, and 2022 c 297 205(22). WSR 23-01-057, § 388-400-0060, filed 12/14/22, effective 1/14/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.04.655, 74.04.770, 74.08.025, 74.08.043, 74.08.090, 74.08.335, 74.08A.100, 74.09.530, 74.62.030, and 2022 c 297 § 205(21). WSR 22-17-080, § 388-400-0060, filed 8/17/22, effective 9/17/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.04.655, 74.04.770, 74.04.805, 74.08.043, 74.08.090, 74.08.335, 74.08A.100, 74.62.030, and 2020 c 322. WSR 20-19-006, § 388-400-0060, filed 9/3/20, effective 10/4/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.040.055 [74.04.055], 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 2018 c 48. WSR 18-18-007, § 388-400-0060, filed 8/23/18, effective 9/23/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.62.030, and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 10. WSR 13-24-040, § 388-400-0060, filed 11/26/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.04.0052, 74.04.655, 74.08.043, 74.08.335, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 36. WSR 12-10-042, § 388-400-0060, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12.]
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