State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2005
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Nevada Revised Statutes, title 38, Public Welfare.
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 aged and blind recipients, including children, except those in medical institutions not licensed by Medicaid and those in medical institutions for whom Medicaid pays over 50 percent of the cost of their care. State does not have an assistance program for disabled persons.
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.
|Living arrangement||State code||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Blind||688.30||1,243.60 a||109.30||374.60 a|
|Living in the household of another||B|
|Blind||599.96||1,111.28 b||213.96||593.94 b|
|Domiciliary care (aged and blind)||C||929.00||1,750.00||350.00||881.00|
|NOTE: Blind individuals aged 65 or older are entitled to the highest payment category for which they qualify.|
|a. Payment level when both members are blind; when one member is aged, payment level is reduced by $150.07.|
|b. Payment level when both members are blind; when one member is aged, payment level is reduced by $241.15.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|All recipients||8,603 a||7,848||491||. . .|
|Living independently||A||7,283||6,842||441||. . .|
|Living in the household of another||B||679||637||42||. . .|
|Domiciliary care||C||377||369||8||. . .|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
|a. Includes 264 recipients not distributed by eligibility category or living arrangement.|
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 does not provide a program for the medically needy.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.