Public Assistance to Adults (PPA)

The Public Assistance to Adults program pays for the cost of care and a personal needs allowance for needy individuals who live in assisted living facilities licensed by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and in Certified Adult Residential Environmental homes (also known as Project Home). PAA pays only the personal needs allowance to needy people in MDH Rehabilitative Residences. Recipients are eligible for Medical Assistance.

  1. Applicants must meet technical and financial eligibility criteria..
  2. Applicants must apply for SSA benefits as condition of eligibility.
  3. An individual is considered needy if the cost of care is greater than his or her countable income and assets do not exceed the allowable limit.
  4. The assistance unit is always one person.