State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2005
District of Columbia
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration and District of Columbia Department of Human Services, Income Maintenance Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: District of Columbia Laws 2-35, as amended, and 3-23.
Administration: District of Columbia funds.
Assistance: District of Columbia funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.
Place of application: District of Columbia Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health, and licensed service providers. The Central Referral Bureau reviews the applications for payment eligibility and then submits the approved applications to the Social Security Administration field offices for payment.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to persons residing in adult foster care homes who are eligible for SSI payments or would be eligible except for income. No statutory minimum age requirements for receiving adult foster care supplementation, but children receive assistance through child welfare services provisions.
Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: Only in cases in which liens were assigned prior to the establishment of the SSI program.
Financial responsibility of relatives: None.
Interim assistance: District participates.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||State code||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||926.00||1,852.00||347.00||983.00|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||1,036.00||2,072.00||457.00||1,203.00|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|All recipients||1,587||155||12||1,328||92 a|
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||747||77||1||658||11|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||13||4||1||7||1|
|a. Benefits received under the child welfare services program.|
State Assistance for Special Needs
District does not provide assistance for special needs.
Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
Medically Needy Program
District provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration obtains this information.