Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled

This is a State program that offers a state supplement to SSI of up to $52 per month in 2003 to individuals who qualify for SSI or who would qualify, but for slightly higher income.

Eligibility

As with SSI, you must be disabled or age 65 or older, meet the resource test for SSI, and have countable income for a single person in 2003 of less than $584 per month if you are living in your home or less than $819 for a couple who are both disabled or age 65 or older. Countable income is arrived at by deducting $20 from unearned income such as SSI or Social Security payments with more liberal deductions available for earned income. If someone other than your spouse is living with you and providing necessary help for you to stay in the home, that person may be added to your grant for additional money if the person helping you has very low-income and resources.

How to Apply

You must apply for AABD at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare office where you apply for Medicaid. You will need to check the box, "Cash Assistance" on the application form you are given.

Appeals

You have 30 days from the date on the decision to request a hearing. The hearing will be conducted over the telephone unless you specifically ask for the Hearing Officer to come to the nearest State office to you to hear your case.

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