State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Effective date: September 1, 1999.
Statutory basis for payment: Texas Human Resources Code, section 32.024(V).
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Social Security Administration field offices.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all SSI recipients residing in nursing or intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded and whose countable income is less than $60.
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: The state pays a supplement to individuals who reside in Medicaid facilities.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|a. Couples residing in this living arrangement for more than 30 days are treated as two individuals.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|SOURCE: State information.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $414,700 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 provides a program for families and children.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration obtains this information.