State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2005
Minimum State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing.
Effective date: March 1, 1982
Statutory basis for payment: Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 133, 1980.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Local offices of the state Bureau of Health Services Financing and contractors.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all aged, blind, and disabled persons, including children, who reside in a nonpsychiatric Medicaid long-term care facility.
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 does not participate.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
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Number of recipients: See Table 2.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State provides assistance for special needs only to recipients who were determined eligible on or before December 1975.
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 obtains this information.