State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Health and Human Services.
Effective date: July 1, 2001.
Statutory basis for payment: Part 1-B Proviso applicable to the Department of Health and Human Services as included in the state appropriation act each year.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Local county eligibility offices of the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all SSI recipients and other low-income individuals who meet the state's net income exclusion and live in licensed community residential care facilities.
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|
|Licensed community residential care facility||1,065.00||…||428.00||…|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTE: … = not applicable.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Licensed community residential care facility||2,401||948||7||1,446|
|SOURCE: State information.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $11,943,460 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: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
Medically Needy Program
State does not provide a program for the medically needy.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.