State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2011
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: Michigan Department of Human Services administers optional supplementation for recipients living independently or living in the household of another. All other supplementation is administered by the Social Security Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Michigan Compiled Laws, chapter 400, act 280, as amended, section 400-10.
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 all SSI recipients, including children, except those residing in medical facilities not certified under Medicaid.
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|
|Living independently||. . .||688.00||1,039.00||14.00||28.00|
|Living in the household of another||. . .||458.67||692.66||9.33||18.66|
|Personal care facility||E||831.50||1,663.00||157.50||652.00|
|Home for the aged||F||853.30||1,706.60||179.30||695.60|
|Living independently with an essential person||G||1,026.00||1,370.00||14.00||21.00|
|Living in the household of another with an essential person||H||684.00||913.34||9.33||14.00|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|Living independently or living in the household of another||. . .||234,776||15,594||1,487||177,433||40,262|
|Personal care facility||E||59||2||0||57||0|
|Home for the aged||F||1||0||0||1||0|
|Living independently with an essential person||G||0||0||0||0||0|
|Living in the household of another with an essential person||H||0||0||0||0||0|
|SOURCE: State information.|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $22,866,046.20 for calendar year 2010 in state-administered payments, and the Social Security Administration reported $21,059,000 in federally administered payments to SSI recipients for calendar year 2010.
State Assistance for Special Needs
Michigan Department of Human Services.
Special Needs Circumstances
Personal care and home help: For recipients living independently, payment for help required with personal care and household activities (maximum is based on individual need).
State emergency relief: Services provided for a number of needs arising from specific acceptable causes beyond the recipient's resources to control. Acceptable causes include:
- Fires, floods, and other physical disasters;
- Eviction or foreclosure;
- Home repairs necessary to protect health; and
- Utility shutoff.
State disability assistance: SSI recipients are eligible if state disability assistance standards indicate that their needs are greater than their SSI payment plus other income.
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 does not obtain this information.