Governor’s Office

DHR Service: Temporary Disability Assistance

Program Description:

The Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) is available to help low-income, disabled Marylanders while they are awaiting approval of federal disability support. The program is funded through the State of Maryland to provide help to individuals without dependent children.


The TDAP program may provide cash, medical, and housing benefits to disabled individuals. Eligibility requirements include verifying the disability (a licensed medical practitioner must complete a medical report). TDAP applicants who are disabled for 12 months or more must file an application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). TDAP recipients can get help from Disability Entitlement Advocacy Program (DEAP) representatives to assist them in obtaining Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. TDAP recipients may receive benefits for only 12 months out of a 36-month period unless they are pursuing SSI or appealing an SSI decision.

Where to Apply:
  • Apply at your Local Department of Social Services. Click here for a list of local departments to apply in person. You may file an application by mail, fax or other electronic means or someone may drop an application off for you.
  • Apply online: Go to www.marylandsail.org to file your application.