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Video - Applying and Appealing for Disability at Social Security

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

How to fight a denial or termination of eligibility for the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) referral program for medical reasons

Learn more about this program, which provides non-cash help for people who are unable to work. Publication #7813EN

How to fight a termination or reduction of DSHS public assistance

This explains your rights if DSHS tells you it will stop (terminate) or cut back (reduce) the cash, food stamps, medical, or child care assistance they have been giving you. The most important thing to know is that you must ask for an administrative hearing soon, usually within ten days of DSHS mailing written notice, to keep getting your benefits while you appeal. #7102EN

I applied for benefits. DSHS said no.

Read this for what to do if you apply for cash, food stamps, medical, or child care assistance from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) but they turn you down. #7100EN

Representing yourself at an administrative hearing

If you do not agree with any verbal or written decision made by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), you can appeal that decision by asking for an administrative hearing. Read this to learn when and how to ask for a hearing, how to get ready for your hearing, and what to expect at your hearing and afterward. #7910EN

When you lose your Aged Blind Disabled (ABD) benefits for medical reasons

The ABD program provides income and medical coverage if you are a citizen or eligible immigrant, you have income and resources within Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) rules, and you are "disabled." "Disabled" means you are unable to work due to physical or mental conditions (or both) that either have lasted or are expected to last at least nine months. #7811EN

Video - Applying and Appealing for Disability at Social Security

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

DSHS and HCA Overpayments: What is “Equitable Estoppel”?

Read this if DSHS or HCA sends you a notice saying you owe them money (an overpayment) because they gave you benefits they should not have and the overpayment was not your fault, and you cannot afford to repay it. You have a legal defense against the overpayment. #7912EN

Fighting an SSI or SSDI overpayment notice

Is the Social Security Administration charging you with an overpayment? This explains some things you can do to respond. #7403EN

Fighting an SSI or SSDI overpayment notice

Is the Social Security Administration charging you with an overpayment? This explains some things you can do to respond. #7403EN

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