Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Local offices of the state Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: New Hampshire Revised Statutes, as amended, section 167:7, I, II, III, IV.
Administration: State funds.
Aged and disabled assistance: 50 percent state funds, 50 percent county funds.
Blind assistance: 100 percent state funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Local offices of the Division of Family Assistance.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to SSI recipients, including blind children under the age of 18 and disabled adult children, residing in the specified living arrangements. Persons living in the household of another receive the same state supplement as those living independently.
Resource limitations: No monetary or acreage limitation on property occupied as a home. Personal property limited to $1,500 net cash value for an individual or a couple excluding clothing, household furnishings, tools, car, life insurance, and farm equipment or livestock used for food needs. Equity value of each individual's life insurance policies is counted as a resource when the total combined equity value of the policies exceeds $1,500; it is excluded as a resource if the total combined equity value of the policies is less than $1,500 or the state has been named the beneficiary to the policies.
|Living with an essential person||25.00||25.00|
|Residential care facility for adults||13.00||…|
|Enhanced family care facility||13.00||…|
|NOTE: … = not applicable.|
Earned income exclusions
- Aged and disabled—Same as federal.
- Blind—$85 of gross earnings plus one-half of amount over $85.
Other exclusions: If recipient receives income from other persons in exchange for providing only room for such persons, $50 per person is deducted from such income. Actual expenses if greater may be allowed, subject to verification.
If income is received in exchange for room and board, the Food Stamp coupon allotment for each boarder is deducted in addition to the amounts given above.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments
Aged, blind, and disabled: All aid is by law a lien on the estate of the recipient or spouse. Lien is not enforced as long as the individual or spouse is still living and for as long as the property is lawfully occupied by the recipient and/or surviving spouse unless it is sold or refinanced while the lien is in place. State may waive recovery.
Financial responsibility of relatives: Spouse for spouse; parent or stepparent for minor child.
Interim assistance: State participates.
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|
|Living independently or in the household of another||698.00||984.00||61.00||28.00|
|Living with an essential person a||…||1,290.00||…||15.00|
|Residential care facility for adults||858.00||b||221.00||b|
|Enhanced family care facility||858.00||b||221.00||b|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTE: … = not applicable.|
|a. Applies only to SSI recipients converted from former state assistance programs.|
|b. The state supplementation rate for individuals applies to each member of a couple.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||Total||Aged||Blind a||Disabled|
|Living independently or in the household of another||15,258||3,820||297||11,141|
|Living with an essential person||17||4||1||12|
|Residential care facility for adults||374||262||2||110|
|Enhanced family care facility||957||138||45||774|
|SOURCE: State information.|
|NOTE: Includes certain grandfathered, non-SSI recipients who meet state eligibility criteria.|
|a. Only blind children are eligible for optional supplementation; they are included in counts for the blind.|
Total expenditures: 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.