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Aged, Blind or Disabled Cash Assistance Program

What it is:

A new state law established under Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2082 created the Aged, Blind or Disabled cash assistance program, effective November 1, 2011. 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

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


How to Apply:

You can apply for Aged, Blind or Disabled cash assistance online or at your local Community Services Office.