Financial Assistance

Texas Law

  • Permits the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to cooperate with the Social Security Administration to determine whether an individual qualifies for Social Security benefits based on a disability.
  • Provides disability retirement benefits for State employees and teachers.
  • Provides medical assistance to certain people with disabilities under the Medicaid program.
  • Provides that Retail Electric Customers may apply for a “critical care” designation if an interruption or suspension of electric service will create a dangerous or life-threatening condition.
  • The Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program assists individuals and families in saving private funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life.

Texas Statutes


 Relevant Federal Laws


Social Security Administration (SSA)
(800) 772-1213