A Referral from SSA
A participant who applies or reapplies for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits with the SSA may also apply for NA during the SSA interview.
 
NOTE This includes participants who live in a public institution, and apply for both SSI and NA prior to their release.
 
A joint application (NA and SSI) can only be made with SSA when all participants in a case are applying for or are receiving SSI benefits.
 
EXCEPTION
Participants living in an institution may apply for both NA and SSI when not all participants are applying for or receiving SSI benefits.