District of Columbia
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration and District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: District of Columbia Laws 2-35, as amended, and 3-23.
Administration: District of Columbia funds.
Assistance: District of Columbia funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.
Place of application: District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance and Social Security Administration field offices.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to persons residing in adult foster care homes who are eligible for SSI payments or would be eligible except for income. No statutory minimum age requirements for receiving adult foster care supplementation, but children receive assistance through child welfare services provisions.
Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: Only in cases in which liens were assigned before the establishment of the SSI program.
Financial responsibility of relatives: None.
Interim assistance: District 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|
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||1,159.00||2,318.00||485.00||1,307.00|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||1,269.00||2,538.00||595.00||1,527.00|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|All recipients||b 1,415||103||8||1,201||103|
|Adult foster care home (50 beds or less)||A||706||59||2||633||13|
|Adult foster care home (over 50 beds)||B||10||1||1||6||2|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.|
|a. Benefits received under a child welfare program.|
|b. Includes one recipient whose status is improperly coded.|
Total expenditures: The Social Security Administration reported expenditures of $4,283,000 for calendar year 2008 in federally administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
District does not provide assistance for special needs.
Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).
Determined by: Social Security Administration.
Medically Needy Program
District provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.
Unpaid Medical Expenses
The Social Security Administration obtains this information.