What is the Special Assistance In-Home Program?

NC’s Special Assistance In-Home Program (SA-IH) helps with living expenses such as food, shelter, clothing, and other daily necessities. The checks are sent monthly to eligible individuals living at home.

Eliminated Waitlist:

If you apply and are eligible, you will now be approved without delay.

Doctors Form Required:

To apply for the SA-IH program, you will need your doctor to complete a FL2 form stating you require the level of care provided by an Adult Care Home.

Increased Income Limit:

Income limits are now the same as traditional special assistance. Your spouse’s income and assets will not affect your eligibility.

Automatic Medicaid Eligibility:

If you are found eligible for the SA-IH Program, you will automatically receive Medicaid. With Medicaid, your doctor can request in-home services like personal care services.

Higher Limits for Dementia or Alzheimer’s Patients:

If you have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, both the income limit and monthly payment amount is substantially higher.

To apply for the SA-IH Program contact your local Department of Social Services (DSS).

Free legal assistance

If you are denied or if you would like to speak with a lawyer about your rights:

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

Mecklenburg County
English: 704-376-1600
Spanish: 800-247-1931

Legal Aid of North Carolina

All other NC Counties

Pisgah Legal Services

Western NC

Adapted from content provided by the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.

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