Individuals who have been determined eligible for the General Assistance Program and who are expected to be disabled for 1 year (12 months or more) will be referred to meet with a Benefits Arch Advocate. The Benefits Arch Advocate will provide personalized assistance to the GA participant in applying for both SSI/SSP and Social Security Disability benefits.
The Advocate schedules a meeting with the individual. During the meeting, the Advocate will gather information necessary to complete an application for Supplemental Security/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP). The participant will be asked questions about the nature of their disability or disabilities, medical history and work history.
General Assistance Benefit Advocate