State Disability Assistance
State Disability Assistance (SDA) provides cash assistance to eligible disabled adults. If you are the caretaker of a disabled person or are age 65 or older, you may be eligible for SDA.
Eligibility Disability Determination Asset Limits You are considered disabled for SDA purposes if you:
Receive disability-related benefits (such as medicaid based on disability or blindness)
Reside in a special facility (such as a licensed Adult Foster Care Home); or
Obtain certification by MDHHS medical consultants as unable to work due to a mental of physical disability for at least 90 days.
Effective 12/01/19 the cash asset limit is $15,000. Assets are cash or any property you own. Assets include:
- Cash on hand
- Bank and credit union accounts
- Retirement plans
- Property or real estate (asset limit is $200,000)
Income Residency Requirements Most earned and unearned income is counted. Income is considered when determining the amount of SDA you are eligible to receive. Examples of countable income are:
- Self-employment earnings.
- Rental income.
- Social Security benefits.
- Veterans benefits.
The following residency requirements apply:
- Must be a U.S. citizen (or acceptable alien status).
- Must live in Michigan.
- Must not be receiving cash from any other state.