District of Columbia
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration and District of Columbia Department of Human Services, Income Maintenance Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: District of Columbia Laws 2-35, as amended, and 3-23.
Administration: District of Columbia funds.
Assistance: District of Columbia funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.
Place of application: District of Columbia Department of Human Services, individual service providers for adult foster care home eligibility; Social Security Administration field offices for payment eligibility.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to persons residing in adult foster care homes who are eligible for SSI payments or would be eligible except for income. No statutory minimum age requirements for receiving adult foster care supplementation, but children receive assistance through child welfare services provisions.
Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: Only in cases in which liens were assigned prior to the establishment of the SSI program.
Financial responsibility of relatives: None.
Interim assistance: District participates.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||871.00||1,742.00||307.00||896.00|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||981.00||1,962.00||417.00||1,116.00|
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||931.00||1,862.00||367.00||1,016.00|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||1,041.00||2,082.00||477.00||1,236.00|
|NOTE: Optional state supplementation payment levels effective December 2004, retroactive from January 2004.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|All recipients||1,690||200||20||1,390||80 a|
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||680||100||0||580||0|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||30||0||10||20||0|
|a. Benefits received under the child welfare services program.|
State Assistance for Special Needs
District does not provide assistance for special needs.
Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
Medically Needy Program
District provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration obtains this information.