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 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 calculation method: The state supplementation is added to the federal payment. Countable income is deducted first from the federal payment. Any income that remains to be counted after the federal payment has been reduced to zero is then deducted from the state supplementary payment.
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 $38,162,258 for calendar year 2007 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.
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.