State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2002


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Interim assistance: State does not participate.

Optional State Supplementation

State does not provide optional supplementation.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.



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 provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy whose income is below 135 percent the poverty level.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.