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Other Benefits

There are many other benefits available to Washington State residents outside of Social Security cash and medical benefits. If you are seeking additional benefits or services, please check out the links below.

Other Cash Benefits

Provides temporary cash for families in need. Some families participate in the WorkFirst Program. The WorkFirst Program helps participants find and keep jobs.

Provides temporary cash for families in need. Some families participate in the WorkFirst Program. The WorkFirst Program helps participants find and keep jobs.

Program provides cash support to eligible low-income adults who are age 65 or older, blind, or are applying and likely to meet Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability requirements and expected to last a minimum of 12 months.

Learn more about the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Cash Assistance Program

Unemployment benefits give you a temporary cash benefit when you lose your job through no fault of your own. The money partly replaces your lost earnings and helps you pay expenses while looking for new work.

Learn more about unemployment benefits

These benefits provide monthly payments made to eligible family members of deceased workers who paid into Social Security. These benefits provide financial support to the deceased worker’s surviving spouse, children, and in some cases, dependent parents.

Learn more about Survivor Benefits

Provides basic supports for individuals who are aged 65 years or older, or are blind or disabled.  Some states supplement the federal SSI payment with state-only dollars.  In Washington State, the state-funded supplement to the SSI is the State Supplementary Payment (SSP).

Please note: Currently, SSP is closed to new enrollees except SSP Pre-Vocational Legacy (PVL).

Learn more about State Supplementary Payment Program

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps eligible families pay for child care. When a family is approved for this benefit and chooses an eligible provider, the state pays part of the cost of the childcare expense. Parents may need to pay a copayment to their provider each month.

Learn more about Working Connections Child Care

Other Medical Benefit Related Resources

Allows beneficiaries to request a new copy or access a digital copy of their ProviderOne/Medicaid/AppleHealth card.

Learn how to replace your services card

Provides temporary cash for families in need. Some families participate in the WorkFirst Program. The WorkFirst Program helps participants find and keep jobs.

Washington state program offering reimbursement of privately held health insurance premiums to qualified Apple Health / Medicaid recipients.

Learn more about the Premium Payment Program

Provides Apple Health (Medicaid) recipients access to birth control and family planning services for women and men.

Learn more about Family Planning Services

Provides Maternity Support Services (MSS), Infant Case Management (ICM), and Childbirth Education (CBE) for AppleHealth / Medicaid recipients.

Learn more about First Steps enhanced services

Free non-profit referral service, connecting everyone to dental care. Whether you are uninsured or insured, including Apple Health (Medicaid).

Learn more about DentistLink

Washington Department of Health managed dental plan finder.

Learn more about finding dental care

Oral health and dental resource for children who are covered by Medicaid.

Learn more about Access to Baby & Child Dentistry

Food Benefit Related Resources

WASH CAP

Food benefit that is available to people who are receiving SSI, living alone, and do not have earned income.

Basic Food / SNAP / EBT

This benefit help people with low incomes meet daily needs by providing monthly benefits to purchase food. This program may also be called EBT or ‘food stamps’ by some people.

WASH CAP vs Basic Food Comparison

Side-by-side review of key differences and similarities between the WASH CAP and Basic Food benefits.

Housing Benefits Food Benefit Related Resources

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives Federal dollars to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing programs for low-income residents. Public housing eligibility may review a person’s income level, age or disability, or other factors.

Learn more about Rent Help

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives Federal dollars to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing programs for low-income residents. Public housing eligibility may review a person’s income level, age or disability, or other factors.

Learn more about Rent Help

This program provides housing-related assistance and essential needs items to eligible individuals unable to work due to a disability.

Learn more about Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral

Creates housing solutions that meet the unique needs of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).  Partners for Housing helps create plans for housing and support that addresses the question, “Where will my family member live when I can no longer provide care?

Learn more about Partners4Housing

Housing resource database that provides links to various housing-related programs, providers, and services.

Learn more about Pathways To Housing

Utility Assistance Related Resources

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Assists households by making an assistance payment to the utility provider on behalf of the eligible household. LIHEAP may also help repair or replace an unsafe, dysfunctional, and inoperative heating or cooling system in some situations.

Help with Your Utility Bills (HUD)

Local Washington State energy departments and assistance programs offered by each.

Utility Assistance Related Resources

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Assists households by making an assistance payment to the utility provider on behalf of the eligible household. LIHEAP may also help repair or replace an unsafe, dysfunctional, and inoperative heating or cooling system in some situations.

Help with Your Utility Bills (HUD)

Local Washington State energy departments and assistance programs offered by each.

Resources to Get You Started / Connected

Highlights a variety of products and services available in or near Washington state that are offered at reduced cost for people meeting certain income levels.

Download the Reduced Cost Services Guide

Highlights a variety of products and services available in or near Washington state that are offered at reduced cost for people meeting certain income levels.

Download the Reduced Cost Services Guide

Washington Connection offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Individuals that are age 65 or older, blind or disabled may also apply for medical assistance.

Learn more about Washington Connection

A free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more.

Learn more about  community resources statewide

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