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How do my Tribal Income/Resources affect my SSI?

9216EN - Read this if you want to know how tribal income and resources affect SSI benefits. We do not explain the effect of tribal income or resources on other benefits such as subsidized housing or long-term medical care benefits. The table at the end has info about food and state cash benefits (ABD, TANF, and so on.).

Native American and Alaska Native Property Owners: Exemptions from Estate Recovery

This is about property owned by Native Americans and Alaska Natives. You can find information about exemptions for other types of property in our brochure called, "Estate Recovery for Medical Services paid for by the State." That brochure also explains which DSHS medical programs require estate recovery. #9208EN

Native American Unit

Information about NJP's Native American Unit and the services it provides.

Petitioning for Superior Court Review: When you disagree with a DSHS/HCA benefits administrative hearing

If you appealed an agency decision about your public benefits and lost your administrative hearing, you can appeal the administrative law judge's decision. This packet explains when and how to do so, and has forms you can use. Packet #7917EN

Sweetheart Scams: How you can identify them and protect yourself

An informational flyer that describe what "Sweetheart Scammers" are and what are the signs to look out for. This flyer focuses on the risk of sweetheart scams in Indian Country and for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It was created by the Northwest Justice Project's Native American Unit. #9218EN

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