State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2002


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

No recipients.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Nevada Revised Statutes, title 38, Public Welfare.


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 aged and blind recipients, including children, except those in medical institutions not licensed by Medicaid and those in medical institutions for whom Medicaid pays over 50 percent of the cost of their care. State does not have an assistance program for disabled persons.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI resource limitations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI income exclusions apply.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels (in dollars)
Living arrangement State code Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living independently A
Aged 581.40 891.46 36.40 74.46
Blind 654.30 1,191.60 a 109.30 374.60 a
Living in the household of another B
Aged 387.61 594.31 24.27 49.64
Blind 577.30  b1,076.61 213.96  b531.94
Living in domiciliary care (aged and blind) C 895.00 1,698.00 350.00 881.00
NOTE: Blind individuals aged 65 or older are entitled to the highest payment category for which they qualify.
a. Payment level when both members are blind; when one member is aged, payment level is reduced by $150.07.
b. Payment level when both members are blind; when one member is aged, payment level is reduced by $241.15.
A: Living independently
Includes aged and blind recipients who live in their own household or are in certified private medical facilities where Medicaid does not pay more than 50 percent of the cost of care. Also includes blind children under age 18 living in their parents' household.
B: Living in the household of another
Includes aged and blind recipients who are residing in a federal Code B living arrangement.
C: Living in domiciliary care
Includes aged and blind recipients who live in private nonmedical facilities or in residential facilities serving 16 or fewer persons that provide personal care and services to aged, infirm, or handicapped adults who are unrelated to the proprietor.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2002
Living arrangement State code Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
All recipients 7,250 6,380 610 180 80
Living independently A 6,200 5,370 580 180 70
Living in the household of another B 620 580 30 0 10
Living in domiciliary care C 430 430 0 0 0

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.



Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: State.

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.