State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2011


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Healthcare Finances.

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 2011 (in dollars)
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.
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 2011
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Medicaid facility 7,481 -- -- --
SOURCE: State information.
NOTE: -- = not available.

Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $219,925 for calendar year 2010 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.

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.