Pregnancy and Disability



We’re asking this question to find out if any of the women in your home are pregnant. In many cases, pregnant women are able to get health care, as well as other kinds of assistance. To answer the question, check the box next to anyone who is pregnant. If no one is pregnant, just leave the box blank. If you think someone in your home is pregnant but you’re not sure, go ahead and check the box. Keep in mind that when you apply for health care, you may need to provide proof of the pregnancy.


For each woman you select as pregnant, you need to select how many babies she is expecting.  To do this, please select the number from the dropdown that appears after you check the pregnancy checkbox.


Permanently Disabled, Temporarily Disabled, or Blind


We’re asking this question to find out if anyone in your home is permanently disabled, temporarily disabled, or blind. It can be hard to know if a person is "permanently disabled” or “temporarily disabled”. Someone in your home may have a serious illness or injury that isn’t a permanent disability. Below are some tips to help you figure out if someone in your home is permanently disabled. You should count a person in your home as permanently disabled if:



 If someone is getting disability benefits for the blind or benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board, or the Veteran’s Administration, they may be considered permanently disabled for some programs but not others. For purposes of Pre-Screening, you may count these people as disabled, but keep in mind that they may not be able to get health care benefits for disabled people unless they take steps to become certified as disabled.

If someone has not been certified as permanently disabled, they can apply for certification as the first step in getting health care coverage and other benefits. You can find out more about this by contacting the Social Security Administration at

In general, a person can be certified as permanently disabled if he or she has a physical or mental condition that has lasted or is expected to last for more than a year. You should not count a person in your home as permanently disabled if: