Eligibility Online Manual

M1005J Presumptive Disability

Purpose: This section will provide information on Presumptive Disability.

Current Policy Effective Date: July 1, 2004

Date Last Reviewed: July 5, 2007

Previous Policy:


1. Applicants May Be Eligible Under Presumptive Eligibility

Under the SSI disability program, an applicant may be found "presumptively disabled or blind," and receive cash payments for up to 6 months while the formal disability determination is made. The presumptive payment is designed to allow a needy individual to meet his or her basic living expenses during the time it takes to process the application. If it is finally determined that the individual is not disabled, he or she is not required to refund the payments.


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