Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Cash Assistance Program

Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) is a state funded program that provides cash assistance and a referral to the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program to eligible low-income individuals who are age 65 or older, blind, or determined likely to meet Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability criteria based on an impairment(s) expected to last at least 12 consecutive months. This program provides maximum monthly cash grant of $197 for a single individual or $248 for a married couple. ABD recipients are also eligible for assistance applying for SSI benefits (SSI Facilitation). Who is eligible: Individuals residing in Washington state who: Are age 65 or older, blind, or have a long-term medical condition that is likely to meet federal disability criteria; Are at least 18 years old or, if under 18, a member of a married couple; Meet income and resource requirements; and Meet citizenship / alien status requirements.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Economic Services Administration (DSHS ESA)
840 N Broadway Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201
(877) 501-2233