Aid to the Needy & Disabled


Aid to the Needy and Disabled provides cash assistance to eligible Colorado residents. Individuals must be ages 18 to 59, determined disabled by a medical doctor, and be unable to work for a minimum of 6 months.

Applicants for Aid to the Needy and Disabled must apply for Social Security benefits. Medicaid is not a benefit of this program. Aid to the Needy and Disabled is available to eligible individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religious or political beliefs.


To get started, our office must receive a completed PEAK Application for Assistance including:

  • Proof of disability
  • Social Security number for each individual applying
  • Application for supplemental Social Security Income (SSI)
  • All Aid to the Needy and Disabled grant money received prior to SSI approval must be reimbursed back to the county
  • Proof of lawful presence and a signed affidavit for applicants 18 years and older

Once the application is received, an appointment is scheduled for an interview with an intake program specialist to determine eligibility. Verification of income, resources and expenses may also be required to process the application for assistance.