State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
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 calculation method: A standard applies that is established by the state for the total SSI payment. The federal SSI payment and any countable income are deducted from the state standard. The remainder is the state supplementation.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|SOURCE: State information.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $412,407.68 for calendar year 2007 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.
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.