State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004

 

Mississippi

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Optional State Supplementation

State does not provide optional supplementation.

Interim assistance: State does not participate.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI). State has more liberal guidelines for Medicaid-only (non-SSI) recipients.

Determined by: Social Security Administration for SSI recipients, and the Division of Medicaid for those with income above SSI state limits.

Medically Needy Program

State does not provide a program for the medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.