Clients determined by HRA’s Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation
and Employment (WeCARE) program to be Unable to Work for twelve or more
months due to a medical and/or mental health condition are potentially eligible for
federal disability benefits and are required to apply for those benefits as a condition
of continuing eligibility for Cash Assistance (CA). These clients are assigned to the
Federal Disability Benefits pathway in which they receive assistance with filing initial
applications or supplementing existing applications for federal disability benefits with
the Social Security Administration (SSA).