Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration. State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance administers an additional $20 payment to some SSI recipients in Medicaid facilities.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: New York State Social Services Law, section 207-212.
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 SSI recipients, including children, except those living in publicly operated residences having more than 16 residents, in publicly operated emergency shelters, or in Medicaid facilities where Medicaid pays less than 50 percent of the cost of care. Congregate care is provided in a nonmedical setting. Supplementation for congregate care varies according to geographic area. Children are eligible for optional state supplementation at the congregate care Level I and Level II rates and the living-with-others rate. Children must be placed in facilities certified by the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, or the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
Resource limitations: Federal SSI resource limitations apply.
Income exclusions: Federal SSI income exclusions apply.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.
Responsibility of relatives: Spouse for spouse; parent for child.
Interim assistance: State participates using an automated Interim Assistance Reimbursement matching system.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||State code||Combined federal
|Living with others||B||568.00||863.00||23.00||46.00|
|Living in a congregate care facility, Level I a||C|
|Areas A and B||811.48||1,622.96||266.48||805.96|
|Living in a congregate care facility, Level II b||D|
|Areas A and B||980.00||1,960.00||435.00||1,143.00|
|Living in a congregate care facility, Level III c||E|
|Areas B and C||1,003.96||2,007.92||458.96||1,190.92|
|Living in the household of another||F||386.34||590.67||23.00||46.00|
|Living in a Medicaid facility d||G||35.00||70.00||5.00||10.00|
|NOTE: Payment levels differ by geographic area. Area A is New York City; Area B is Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties; and Area C is all other counties.|
|a. The minimum personal needs allowance is $105.|
|b. The minimum personal needs allowance is $122.|
|c. The minimum personal needs allowance is $84.|
|d. State administers an additional payment ($20 per individual) to SSI recipients who are New York state residents and reside in health care facilities defined in section 2801 of the New York State Public Health Law (i.e., hospitals and nursing homes).|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|Living with others||B||205,960||17,440||770||112,340||75,410|
|Living in a congregate care facility, Level I||C||5,470||350||10||4,520||590|
|Living in a congregate care facility, Level II||D||36,000||4,720||150||29,580||1,550|
|Living in a congregate care facility, Level III||E||220||0||0||210||10|
|Living in the household of another||F||23,150||10,080||90||10,510||2,470|
|Living in a Medicaid facility||G||14,530||3,070||90||9,410||1,960|
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Special Needs Circumstances
Energy assistance: An emergency assistance grant can be provided to any SSI recipient to safeguard health, safety, and welfare.
Shelter-related expenses: Moving expenses, brokers' fees, security deposits, storage fees, maintenance of home during hospitalization, establishment of a home when deinstitutionalized.
Replacement of basic needs items: Replacement of furniture, clothing, food, fuel, etc., lost as a result of fire, flood, or other catastrophe.
Repair or replacement of major appliances: Repair or replacement of essential household equipment, including heating and plumbing equipment, and major appliances.
Food for guide dog: A recurring assistance grant is provided to unemployed blind or deaf persons for the purchase of food for a guide dog.
Other circumstances: Payments for goods and services already received; chattel mortgages and conditional sales contracts; replacement of lost, stolen, or mismanaged cash; replacement of SSI checks that are lost, stolen, or not received (subject to recoupment).
Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
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.