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Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)

The Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) program provides cash assistance to low-income Colorado residents, age 18 to 59, who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working. The goal of the program is to provide interim financial assistance while waiting for approval of supplemental security income (SSI). The AND program provides financial benefits up to $189 per month. Any other income such as wages, Social Security benefits (SSA), SSI, veteran's assistance, etc. may reduce the amount of the AND payment.


Applicants must be between 18 and 59 years old to qualify for the AND program. An AND applicant / recipient may have countable resources up to a maximum of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a married couple. Examples of resources are; cash (not spent in the month you receive it), checking or savings accounts, certificates of deposits, vehicles, boats, motor homes, stocks and bonds, life insurance, burial contracts or policies, secondary property, etc. Additionally, you will need to provide a doctor's form verifying that your disability will last at least six months and a statement that your disability precludes you from working any job.

How to Apply

Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or apply online. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of identity (driver's license, ID card, resident card, U.S. passport, etc.)
  • Social Security card for each individual applying
  • Proof of disability (verification from your doctor)
  • Applicants need to also apply for SSI

Application Process Period

AND applications will be processed within 60 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.
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