In Maryland, approximately 100,000 individuals over the age of 18 receive SSI despite the barriers to access. SSI benefits, however, are not sufficient to pay the fair market rent on a one-bedroom apartment anywhere in the state, let alone cover costs of daily living. SSI benefits translate to about 20 percent below the federal poverty line and are substantially below minimum wage protections. Maryland's Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP), which persons with disabilities may use while waiting for approval of SSI, provides participants with under $200 per month. In short, these programs to assist persons with disabilities further institutionalize their poverty.