State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2010


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Optional State Supplementation

State does not provide optional supplementation. Program suspended May 1, 2009.

Interim assistance: State participates.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.


Medical assistance is provided through a Title XIX authorized demonstration program—the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)—which is more limited in scope than Medicaid.


Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: Social Security Administration.

Medically Needy Program

Arizona Department of Health Services provides funds for the medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.