State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2002

 

Tennessee

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Optional State Supplementation

State does not provide optional supplementation.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.

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 obtains this information.