Apply for AABD Cash

To receive cash assistance through the AABD program, you must complete the application process and meet certain eligibility requirements. 

Eligibility

You may be eligible for AABD cash assistance if you:

  • Live in Idaho
  • Meet certain income and resource guidelines
  • Are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Are receiving SSI (disabled per Social Security standards)
Maximum monthly income limits

Effective March 2020

  Individual couple
income limit $836 $1,195*
resource limit $2,000 $3,000

*For AABD income limit, "Couple" includes Single plus essential person, as well as married couple.

How can I apply?
Apply by Phone or in Person
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • If applicable, Immigration Status
Apply by Mail, Email or Fax
  • Then Apply by either:
    •  Email: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
    •  Fax: 1-866-434-8278 (toll free)
    •  Mail: Self Reliance Programs, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026
       
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

File an Appeal

Your Rights to Appeal or Request a Fair Hearing

This page explains how to file an appeal for an eligibility decision for public assistance programs.