State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2005
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Local offices of the state Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: New Hampshire Revised Statutes, as amended, section 167:7, I, II, III, IV.
Administration: State funds.
Aged and disabled assistance: 50 percent state funds, 50 percent county funds.
Blind assistance: 100 percent state funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Local offices of the Division of Family Assistance.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to SSI recipients, including blind children under the age of 18 and disabled adult children, residing in the specified living arrangements. Persons living in the household of another receive the same state supplement as those living independently.
Resource limitations: No monetary or acreage limitation on property occupied as a home. Personal property limited to $1,500 net cash value for an individual or a couple excluding clothing, household furnishings, tools, car, life insurance, and farm equipment or livestock used for food needs. Cash value of life insurance not counted unless face value exceeds $1,500 per person; when it exceeds that, equity value counts toward the $1,500 resource limits.
|Living with an essential person||25.00||25.00|
|Residential care facility for adults||13.00||. . .|
|Enhanced family care facility||13.00||. . .|
|Community residence||13.00||. . .|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
Earned income exclusions
- Aged and disabled—Same as federal.
- Blind—$85 of gross earnings plus one-half of amount over $85.
Other exclusions: If recipient receives income from other persons in exchange for providing only room for such persons, $50 per person is deducted from such income. Actual expenses if greater may be allowed, subject to verification.
If income is received in exchange for room and board, the Food Stamp coupon allotment for each boarder is deducted in addition to the amounts given above.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments
Aged and disabled: All aid paid is by law a lien on the estate of the recipient (and spouse if living together). No recovery from real estate occupied by surviving spouse or blind or disabled child or from personal property of less than $100. State may waive recovery.
Blind: No lien provisions applicable.
Financial responsibility of relatives: None.
Interim assistance: State participates.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living independently or in the household of another||606.00||890.00||27.00||21.00|
|Living with an essential person a||. . .||1,172.00||. . .||13.00|
|Residential care facility for adults||786.00||b||207.00||b|
|Enhanced family care facility||786.00||b||207.00||b|
|Nonsubsidized||728.00||. . .||149.00||. . .|
|Subsidized||668.00||. . .||89.00||. . .|
|Medicaid facility||50.00||. . .||20.00||. . .|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
|a. Applies only to SSI recipients converted from former state assistance programs.|
|b. The state supplementation rate for individuals applies to each member of a couple.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||Total||Aged||Blind a||Disabled|
|Living independently or in the household of another||6,179||1,113||202||4,864|
|Living with an essential person||8||0||1||7|
|Residential care facility for adults||129||81||1||47|
|Enhanced family care facility||701||111||38||552|
|NOTE: Includes certain grandfathered, non-SSI recipients who meet state eligibility criteria.|
|a. Only blind children are eligible for optional supplementation; they are included in counts for the blind.|
State Assistance for Special Needs
State does not provide assistance for special needs.
Criteria: State guidelines.
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.