Financial Assistance - Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) and Aid to the Blind

220 N Spruce St

 
Data Provided By
Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceAid to the Blind & Aid to the Needy Disabled

The Aid To The Needy Disabled (AND) program provides a small cash assistance benefit to low-income Colorado residents age 18 – 59 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working.

The Aid To The Blind (AB) program provides a small cash assistance benefit to low-income residents who meet the Social Security Administration's definition of blindness.

Other income such as wages or Veteran's Assistance, may reduce the amount of the AND/AB payment. There are no medical benefits provided by the AND/AB program.

Client applying for AND will have Medicaid and will need to see their Primary Care Physicians to complete AND exam requirements. If clients do not have a doctor they can go to www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/find-doctor .

When the primary diagnosis is alcoholism or drug abuse, the AND recipient:
- Is limited to 12 cumulative months in a lifetime;
- Must agree to and participate in treatment;
- Must submit to random testing; and
- Will lose AND benefits if he/she tests positive for alcohol or drugs two times in any three-month period.
LocationGunnison County
Geographical AreaGunnison and Hinsdale County
Facility/ADA AccessFull access
Intake ProcedureApplications available at the Gunnison and Hinsdale County Department of Human Services
Intake RequirementsClient applying for AND will have Medicaid and will need to see their Primary Care Physicians to complete AND exam requirements.

If clients do not have a doctor they can go to www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/find-doctor .
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityAND/AB applicants/recipients must apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

The goal of these programs is to provide interim financial assistance while waiting for SSI approval.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone (970) 641-3244
Physical Site Address 1 220 N Spruce St
Physical Site City, State, Zip Gunnison, CO 81230
Main Phone (970) 641-3244
TDD Phone (800) 659-2656
Fax (970) 641-3738
Web Address http://www.gunnisoncounty.org/149/Health-Human-Services
 
Additional Information
SourceMesa
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Gunnison and Hinsdale County Department of Health and Human Services
Affiliated Program: 220 N Spruce St
This Service: Financial Assistance - Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) and Aid to the Blind
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: State Administered SSI Supplement Programs (NL-1000.2400-800)