How to Qualify for a Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Voucher

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Eligibility for the Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Voucher program is almost identical to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The main difference is that Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers are for non-elderly disabled persons.

To qualify for a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher, the household must meet the following conditions:

  1. Meet the basic requirements for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.

    There are some basic requirements for admission that are set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    Read How To Qualify For A Section 8 Voucher for more information.

  2. Have a documented disability while between the ages of 18-61, or be the spouse of a person with these conditions.

    Persons who are 62 years old and above are considered elderly, and are not eligible for Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers.

  3. Apply as the head of household, co-head, or spouse.

    If a household member other than the head of household, co-head or spouse meets the disability and age requirements, they will not qualify for a Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher.

    This is different from the Mainstream Voucher Program, which allows any household member to qualify for these conditions. For more information, read the Mainstream Voucher Guide.

What’s Next?

Now that the basic requirements have been checked, an application must be submitted to a housing authority with an open waiting list.

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