State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2010


The state did not respond to our request for 2010 data. Tables reflect 2009 reporting.

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Kansas Health Public Authority.

Effective date: July 1, 2006.

Statutory basis for payment: Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.39-972.


Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: Applications generated from Social Security and Medicaid eligibles.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to adults residing in Medicaid facilities receiving a reduced SSI payment.

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 pays a supplement to individuals who reside in Medicaid facilities.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2010 (in dollars) a
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Medicaid facility 62.00 124.00 32.00 64.00
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.
a. Data reflect 2009 reporting.
Medicaid facility.
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code D living arrangement.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2010 a
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Medicaid facility 520 -- -- --
SOURCE: State information.
NOTE: -- = not available.
a. Data reflect 2009 reporting.

Total expenditures: Not available.

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.