The State Disability Program (SDP) through AABD provides a monetary payment and medical coverage to individuals who have been determined blind or disabled by the State Review Team. Eligible individuals have been denied Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by the Social Security Administration because their disability is expected to last less than 12 months and are ineligible to receive Medicaid services in their own right. The AABD program financially assists individuals so that they can remain in the most appropriate living arrangement for their individualized needs. Eligible clients can reside in their own home, an apartment, an assisted living facility, a licensed mental health facility, a center for the developmentally disabled, a room and board situation, or in a nursing home.
The AABD program can also, in certain circumstances, provide essential items to qualified recipients such as guardian/conservator fees, home repairs, furniture, appliances, etc