State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2005


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

No recipients.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Social Services.

Effective date: July 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Code of Virginia Annotated 63.1-106, 63.1-124, and 63.1-25.1.


Administration: 80 percent state funds; 20 percent local funds.

Assistance: 80 percent state funds; 20 percent local funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: Local offices of the state Department of Social Services.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to every needy aged, blind, and disabled person who lives in an assisted living facility (domiciliary institution) or in an approved adult family care home and who is eligible for SSI benefits or would be eligible except for excess income. Children under age 18 are not eligible for optional supplementation.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply. In addition, when applicable, a disregard for income allotted to the support of children or spouse at home is allowed.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, July 2005 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Assisted living facility a
Planning District 8 1,086.00 2,172.00 507.00 1,303.00
All other areas 944.00 1,888.00 365.00 1,019.00
Adult foster care b
Planning District 8 1,086.00 2,172.00 507.00 1,303.00
All other areas 944.00 1,888.00 365.00 1,019.00
NOTE: Planning District 8 includes the counties of Arlington, Loudon, Prince William, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria.
a. Represents the maximum allowance; lower amounts may be paid depending on the cost of the facility. Includes a personal needs allowance of $62 and a 15 percent differential in Planning District 8.
b. Administered in localities whose local boards have opted to provide this service; includes a personal needs allowance of $62.
Assisted living facility
Must be licensed. Four or more persons receive care.
Adult foster care
A foster care arrangement with no more than three persons but usually only one person. No license required, but approval by local department of social services is required.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2005
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
All recipients 6,367 2,774 13 3,580
Assisted living facility -- -- -- --
Adult foster care -- -- -- --
NOTE: -- = not available.

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.