State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

No recipients.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Effective date: July 1, 1978.

Statutory basis for payment: Appropriation Act for the Department of Workforce Services, 1978/1979.


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 all SSI recipients, including children, who are living alone or with others.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2004 (in dollars)
Living arrangement State
Combined federal
and state
State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living alone or with others A 564.00 850.60 0 4.60
Living in the household of another B 379.13 573.73 3.13 9.73
A: Living alone or with others
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code A living arrangement.
B: Living in the household of another
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code B living arrangement.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2004
Living arrangement State
Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
All recipients 1,590 380 10 990 210
Living alone or with others A 670 290 0 380 0
Living in the household of another B 920 90 10 610 210

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 provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.