State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2011
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Kentucky Revised Statutes 205.245 and budget approval by state legislature.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: Local offices of the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to every aged, blind, and disabled person who needs care in a personal care facility other than a
Medicaid facility or in a family care home licensed under the health licensure act or needs the services of a caretaker in the home and who has insufficient income to obtain this care. Children are eligible for the optional supplement of caretaker services in the home. The minimum age requirement is 16 for a personal care home and 18 for a family care home.
Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.
Financial responsibility of relatives: Spouse for spouse; parent or stepparent for minor child in the month of admission only.
Interim assistance: State participates.
Payment calculation method: A standard applies that is established by the state for the total SSI payment. The federal SSI payment and any countable income are deducted from the state standard. The remainder is the state supplementation.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Personal care facility||1,194.00||a||520.00||a|
|Family care home||846.00||a||172.00||a|
|Caretaker in home||736.00||1,126.00||62.00||115.00|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|a. Couples are treated as two individuals starting with the month after leaving an independent living arrangement.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Personal care facility||2,956||--||--||--|
|Family care home||107||--||--||--|
|Caretaker in home||911||--||--||--|
|SOURCE: State information.|
|NOTE: -- = not available.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $17,668,757 for calendar year 2010 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State provides assistance for special needs.
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.