State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2010
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: State administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Social and Health Services.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: State law in Revised Code of Washington 74.04.600-74.04.630 and state policy in Washington Administrative Code 388-474.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.
Place of application: Social Security Administration field offices.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all needy aged, blind, and disabled persons, including children and recipients with an ineligible spouse.
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.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living independently a||720.00||1,103.00||46.00||92.00|
|Living with an ineligible spouse b||720.00||. . .||46.00||. . .|
|Living in the household of another||495.34||766.00||46.00||92.00|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||495.34||. . .||46.00||. . .|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
|a. Includes persons in congregate care group facilities.|
|b. Applies only to cases converted from former state assistance programs.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living with an ineligible spouse||3,694||652||47||2,995|
|Living in the household of another||2,237||498||18||1,721|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||52||34||0||18|
|SOURCE: State information.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $29,030,208.20 for calendar year 2009 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs.
Special Needs Circumstances
Guide dog: Food for service animal at the rate of $33.66 per month.
Other utility charges
Telephone: Amount varies according to need and location.
Laundry: $11.13 per month.
Restaurant meals: $187.09 per month; $6.04 per day.
Home-delivered meals: The amount charged by the agency delivering the service.
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.