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PDFWAC 388-449-0200

Am I eligible for cash assistance for aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) while waiting for supplemental security income (SSI)?

(1) You may receive ABD benefits while you are waiting to receive supplemental security income (SSI) benefits only when you:
(a) Have filed your SSI application with the Social Security Administration (SSA), follow through with SSA directions and requirements to process your application including keeping all interview and consultative examination appointments, and do not withdraw your application;
(b) Agree to assign the initial or reinstated SSI payment to us provided under WAC 388-449-0210;
(c) Are otherwise eligible according to WAC 388-400-0060; and
(d) Meet disability criteria listed in WAC 388-449-0001.
(2) To demonstrate your impairments are disabling despite medical treatment, you must participate in medical treatment for the impairments that keep you from working, unless you meet one of the following good cause reasons:
(a) The treatment provider has identified a risk that the treatment may cause further limitations or loss of a function or an organ and you are not willing to take that risk;
(b) Treatment is not available because you can't obtain it without cost to you;
(c) You are so fearful of the treatment that your fear could interfere with the treatment or reduce its benefits; or
(d) You practice an organized religion that prohibits the treatment.
(3) If you refuse or fail to participate in medical treatment without good cause, your benefits will end and you will remain ineligible until you reapply and provide proof you are pursuing treatment as recommended.
[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, ยง 388-449-0200, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12.]
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