State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2008
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
State does not provide mandatory minimum supplementation.
Optional State Supplementation
State does not provide optional supplementation.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families and Bureau of Senior Services.
Interim assistance: State does not participate.
Special Needs Circumstances
Adult family care home: A monthly payment of $831.00 is provided on behalf of every aged or disabled person living in a personal care home who has been approved for SSI and persons who are not eligible for SSI but are eligible for a state supplement.
Licensed personal care home: A monthly payment of $1,073.00 is provided on behalf of every aged or disabled person living in a personal care home who has been approved for SSI or is income eligible.
Residential board and care: A monthly payment of $1,073.00 is provided on behalf of every aged or disabled person living in a residential board and care home who has been approved for SSI or is income eligible.
Personal care services: Aged, blind, and disabled persons must be income-eligible recipients of SSI and have a physician certify that they need these services. The purpose of these services is to enable persons to stay in their current living situation. Personal services are provided through the county senior centers. The senior centers employ the personal care providers and pay them directly.
Emergency financial assistance: Amounts vary with need but cannot exceed various maximums. Provided on behalf of eligible persons who have emergency needs for the items covered by the program, such as utilities, shelter, food, clothing, etc. Payments may be made to individuals or families to cover an emergency for up to 30 consecutive days in any 12-month period.
Burial expenses: Up to $1,250 is provided for burial expenses for persons who do not possess sufficient resources to pay for burial expenses. A contribution of up to $1,200 toward burial expenses from any source is excluded from consideration as a resource in determining the assistance amount for burial expenses.
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 obtains this information.