State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2005


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Human Services.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Human Services. Payments are made under the Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Totally and Permanently Disabled program.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, Article XXV.


Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.

Place of application: Local county offices of the state Department of Human Services or physicians' offices.

Scope of coverage: Optional supplement provided to all needy aged, blind, and disabled persons living independently.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply. In addition, the value of original Indian allotments, land purchased from allotment proceeds, and land purchased from funds granted to the Indian in lieu of original allotment, provided the land is held in trust for the Indian and is held by the original allottee, is disregarded. Prepaid funeral contracts are also disregarded when the recipient has signed an irrevocable contract up to $7,500.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI earned income exclusions used. No unearned income is excluded.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State does not participate.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2005 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living independently 627.00 965.00 48.00 96.00
Living independently
Includes recipients residing in federal Codes A, B, and C living arrangements with the exception of those residing in nursing homes or hospitals.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2005
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
Living independently 72,126 22,595 569 39,191 9,771

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.