Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Department of Social Services. State-administered in local offices for assisted living and foster care home arrangements; state-administered in state offices for independent arrangements.
Effective date: February 1, 1975.
Statutory basis for payment: South Dakota Codified Laws Annotated 28-5A-1.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Local offices of state Department of Social Services for individuals in assisted living facilities or in adult foster care homes. State uses information from the Social Security Administration to identify recipients who are living independently and have no other income.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to SSI recipients who live independently and have no other source of income and to those who live in assisted living facilities or in adult foster care homes and who have net income less than the supplementation levels. Blind and disabled children who meet the income and resource limitations and live in assisted living facilities or adult foster care homes are eligible for optional supplementation.
Resource limitations: Same as federal.
Income exclusions: State disregards $30 of the federal SSI payment to recipients in assisted living facilities or foster care homes.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.
Responsibility of relatives: None.
Interim assistance: State does not participate.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living independently a||560.00||832.00||15.00||15.00|
|Living in an assisted living facility b||1,019.00||c||474.00||c|
|Living in an adult foster care home b||795.00||c||250.00||c|
|a. Limited to SSI recipients with no other source of income.|
|b. Lesser amounts may be paid depending on cost of care in the facility. State provides an income disregard of $30 per month of the federal SSI payment.|
|c. Couples residing in these living arrangements are treated as individuals one month after leaving an independent living arrangement.|
Number of recipients: In January 2002, 3,601 people received optional state supplementation. Of those, 3,333 were living independently, 257 were living in an assisted living facility, and 11 were living in adult foster care.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State does not provide assistance for special needs.
Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
Medically Needy Program
State does not provide a program for the medically needy.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration obtains this information.