State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2002


State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Department of Human Services.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Department of Human Services. Payments are made under the Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Totally and Permanently Disabled program.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, Article XXV.


Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.

Place of application: County offices of the Department of Human Services or physicians' offices.

Scope of coverage: Optional supplement provided to needy aged, blind, and disabled persons living independently. Blind and disabled children are eligible for supplementation.

Resource limitations: Same as federal. In addition, the value of original Indian allotments, land purchased from allotment proceeds, and land purchased from funds granted to the Indian in lieu of original allotment, provided the land is held in trust for the Indian and is held by the original allottee, is disregarded. Prepaid funeral contracts are also disregarded when the recipient has signed an irrevocable contract up to $7,500.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI earned income exclusions used. No unearned income is excluded.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State does not participate.

Payment levels: Combined federal payment and state supplementation for persons living independently is $598 for individuals and $923 for couples.1 State supplementation is $53 for individuals and $106 for couples.

Number of recipients: In January 2002, 70,972 people received optional state supplementation. Of those, 22,278 were aged, 520 were blind, 39,228 were disabled adults, and 8,946 were disabled children.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.



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.

 1. Includes recipients residing in a federal Code A, B, or C living arrangement except those in nursing homes or hospitals.