State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State does not provide optional supplementation.
Interim assistance: State does not participate.
State Assistance for Special Needs
County social service boards.
Special Needs Circumstances
At option of individual counties.
Homemaker and housekeeper services: Services available to recipients aged 60 or older or to disabled individuals.
Licensed adult foster home: When costs of care exceed total of SSI and state supplementary payments, the state will pay the difference up to the established maximum rate.
Personal care and home help: Services available to recipients living independently who require help with personal care and household activities.
Burial expenses: Payment of funeral and burial expenses for SSI recipients will not exceed $1,100. Social Security Administration imposes limits for funeral and burial expenses.
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.