State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2011
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Hawaii Revised Statutes, section 346-53(C)(1) and (2).
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 SSI recipients, including children. Payment amounts for eligible children in domiciliary care are determined on an individual basis. Recipients in medical facilities who are eligible for federal payments under section 1611(e)(1)(E) of the Social Security Act receive state optional supplementation (Code A payment level) for up to 2 months.
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|
|Foster care home||B||1,325.90||2,651.80||651.90|
|Domiciliary care facility, Level I||H||1,325.90||2,651.80||651.90|
|Domiciliary care facility, Level II||I||1,433.90||2,867.80||759.90|
|SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|Foster care home||B||1,112||589||4||509||10|
|Domiciliary care facility, Level I||H||1,412||172||25||1,144||71|
|Domiciliary care facility, Level II||I>||38||17||1||20||0|
|SOURCE: State information.|
Total expenditures: The Social Security Administration reported expenditures of $16,427,700 for calendar year 2010 in federally administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Department of Human Services.
Special Needs Circumstances
Housing and utility deposit: One-time payment made to SSI recipients with total monthly income under $418.
Repair or replacement of stove or refrigerator: Payments made to SSI recipients with total monthly income under $418.
Emergency assistance due to natural disaster: Payments made to SSI recipients with total monthly income under $418.
Special care payments: This program has been discontinued and only makes payments to persons previously accepted. Payments of $100 a month are provided to SSI recipients residing in a domiciliary care home who have been certified for an intermediate care facility (ICF) or skilled nursing facility but have not been placed in one because of a lack of bed space. In addition to meeting other requirements, these recipients must be wheelchair bound, incontinent, or in need of non-oral medication.
Criteria: State guidelines.
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.