Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)

The Aid To The Needy Disabled (AND) program provides a small cash assistance benefit to low-income Colorado residents between the ages of 18 and 59 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working.

AND applicants/recipients must apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
The goal of these programs is to provide interim financial assistance while waiting for SSI approval.

Other income, such as wages or Veterans' Assistance, may reduce the amount of the AND payment. There are no medical benefits provided by the AND program when the primary diagnosis is alcoholism or drug abuse. The AND recipient:

  • is limited to 12 cumulative months in a lifetime,
  • must agree to and participate in treatment,
  • must submit to random testing, and
  • will lose AND benefits if he/she tests positive for alcohol or drugs two times in any three-month period.

To qualify for AND benefits you must be between the ages of 18 and 59. You must be a Colorado resident, a citizen of the United States, a naturalized citizen or an eligible legal resident. You must meet all other eligibility requirements.

How to Apply

To apply for AND, please call the Phillips County Department of Human Services at 970-854-2280, or visit them at 127 E Denver St, Holyoke, Colorado 80734.


Visit the Colorado Works website for more information.