State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Vermont Statutes Annotated, title 33, chapter 13, Aid to Aged, Blind, and Disabled.
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-eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals, including children.
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: 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||State code||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living independently||A and B||689.04||1,054.88||52.04||98.88|
|Assistive community care, Level III||C||685.38||1,052.77||48.38||96.77|
|Living in the household of another||E||463.97||685.65||39.30||48.31|
|Residential care home, Level IV||G||860.94||1,518.06||223.94||562.06|
|Custodial care family home||H||735.69||1,288.82||98.69||332.82|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|Living independently||A and B||12,020||1,006||59||8,630||2,325|
|Assistive community care, Level III||C||257||48||3||201||5|
|Living in the household of another||E||259||12||1||197||69|
|Residential care home, Level IV||G||129||8||1||112||8|
|Custodial care family home||H||836||5||7||667||157|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.|
Total expenditures: The Social Security Administration reported expenditures of $9,159,000 for calendar year 2007 in federally administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division.
Special Needs Circumstances
Emergency assistance is provided, under certain conditions, for court-ordered evictions, natural disasters (e.g., fire, flood, or hurricane), emergency medical care, funeral costs, and emergency fuel needs.
Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
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.