State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2011
Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: No recipients.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Health Services, Division of Health Care Access and Accountability.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Wisconsin Statutes 49.77 and 49.775.
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 eligible persons, including children, residing in the specified living arrangements. Residents of emergency shelters or patients in medical facilities where Medicaid pays more than 50 percent of the cost of care are not eligible for supplementation.
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: Recipients residing in the specified living arrangements are paid an established state supplement based on eligibility for a federal SSI benefit of at least $1.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living in the household of another||533.12||806.05||83.78||132.05|
|Living independently with an ineligible spouse||804.43||. . .||130.43||. . .|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||584.39||. . .||135.05||. . .|
|Private nonmedical group home or natural residential setting||853.77||1,488.41||179.77||477.41|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTES: A caretaker supplement is provided to SSI recipients with children: $250 for first child; $150 for each additional child.|
|. . . = not applicable.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living in the household of another||3,889||240||42||2,755||852|
|Living independently with an ineligible spouse||5,175||222||47||4,866||40|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||552||26||1||168||357|
|Private nonmedical group home or natural residential setting||22,917||1,525||302||17,831||3,259|
|SOURCE: State information.|
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $141,503,994 for calendar year 2010 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Department of Health Services, Division of Disability and Elder Services, Health Care Access and Accountability.
Special Needs Circumstances
State administers special needs supplementary payments to cover care in nonmedical facilities and natural residential settings. Recipients with dependent children are eligible for a higher level of supplementation.
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.