State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Effective date: July 1, 1978.
Statutory basis for payment: Appropriation Act for the Department of Workforce Services, 1978/1979.
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, including children, who are living alone or with others.
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 participates.
Payment calculation method: A standard applies that is established by the state for the total SSI payment.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||State code||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living alone or with others||A||637.00||960.60||…||4.60|
|Living in the household of another||B||427.80||647.07||3.13||9.73|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs.|
|NOTE: … = not applicable.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|Living alone or with others||A||789||287||6||494||2|
|Living in the household of another||B||1,251||148||9||801||293|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.|
|NOTE: -- = not available.|
Total expenditures: The Social Security Administration reported expenditures of $79,000 for calendar year 2007 in federally 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: 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.