State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008

 

Utah

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

No recipients.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Effective date: July 1, 1978.

Statutory basis for payment: Appropriation Act for the Department of Workforce Services, 1978/1979.

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 all SSI recipients, including children, who are living alone or with others.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment calculation method: A standard applies that is established by the state for the total SSI payment.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2008 (in dollars)
Living arrangement State code Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living alone or with others A 637.00 960.60 4.60
Living in the household of another B 427.80 647.07 3.13 9.73
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs.
NOTE: … = not applicable.
DEFINITIONS:
A: Living alone or with others.
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code A living arrangement.
B: Living in the household of another.
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code B living arrangement.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2008
Living arrangement State code Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
All recipients 2,042 435 15 1,295 297
Living alone or with others A 789 287 6 494 2
Living in the household of another B 1,251 148 9 801 293
Other   2 -- -- -- 2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: -- = not available.

Total expenditures: The Social Security Administration reported expenditures of $79,000 for calendar year 2007 in federally administered payments to SSI recipients.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: State.

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.