State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2002

 

Michigan

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State Family Independence Agency administers optional supplementation for recipients living independently or living in the household of another. All other supplementation is administered by the Social Security Administration.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Michigan Compiled Laws, chapter 400, act 280, as amended, section 400-10.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: Social Security Administration field offices.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to SSI recipients, including children, except those residing in medical facilities not certified under Medicaid.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI resource limitations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI income exclusions apply.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels (in dollars)
Living arrangement State code Combined federal
and state
State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living independently a . . . 559.00 845.00 14.00 28.00
Living in the household of another a . . . 372.67 563.33 9.33 18.66
Living in domiciliary care D 632.00 1,264.00 87.00 447.00
Living in a personal care facility E 702.50 1,405.00 157.50 588.00
Living in a home for the aged F 724.30 1,448.60 179.30 631.60
Living independently with an essential person b G 832.00 1,111.00 14.00 21.00
Living in the household of another with an essential person b H 554.67 740.67 9.33 14.00
Living in a Medicaid facility I 37.00 74.00 7.00 14.00
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. State administers payments.
b. Payment levels for essential person apply only to cases converted from the state rolls in 1974.
DEFINITIONS:
Living independently
Includes all eligible recipients who are not included in any other state living arrangement, recipients residing in facilities where Medicaid is not paying more than 50 percent of the cost of care, and recipients residing in publicly operated emergency shelters throughout a month.
Living in the household of another
Includes recipients with no essential person who are residing in a federal Code B living arrangement.
D: Living in domiciliary care
Includes recipients residing in licensed nonmedical facilities that provide room, board, and supervision. The state certifies which recipients are residents requiring this level of care.
E: Living in a personal care facility
Includes recipients residing in licensed nonmedical facilities that provide general supervision, physical care, and assistance in carrying out the basic activities of daily living. The state certifies which recipients are residents requiring this level of care.
F: Living in a home for the aged
Includes recipients residing in nonmedical facilities for the aged. The state certifies which recipients are residents requiring this level of care. Such care situations include, but are not limited to, licensed homes for the aged.
G: Living independently with an essential person
Includes recipients with an essential person who are not living in the household of another. Children under age 18 are excluded.
H: Living in the household of another with an essential person
Includes recipients with an essential person who are residing in a federal Code B living arrangement. Children under age 18 are excluded.
I: Living in a Medicaid facility
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code D living arrangement.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2002
Living arrangement State code Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
All recipients 210,340 a a a a
Living independently or living in the household of another . . . 192,320 a a a a
Living in domiciliary care D 10 0 0 10 0
Living in a personal care facility E 14,940 540 110 13,470 820
Living in a home for the aged F 910 370 0 540 0
Living independently with an essential person G 10 0 0 10 0
Living in the household of another with an essential person H 0 0 0 0 0
Living in a Medicaid facility I 2,150 300 0 1,680 170
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Data by eligibility category are not available.

State Assistance for Special Needs

Administration

Family Independence Agency.

Special Needs Circumstances

Personal care and home help: For recipients living independently, payment for help required with personal care and household activities (maximum of $333 per month).

State emergency relief: Services provided for a number of needs arising from specific acceptable causes beyond the recipient's resources to control. Acceptable causes include:

State disability assistance: SSI recipients are eligible if state disability assistance standards indicate that their needs are greater than their SSI payment plus other income.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: Social Security Administration.

Medically Needy Program

State provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.