State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004

 

Alaska

State Supplementation

Mandatory State Supplementation

Administration: Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Alaska Statutes 47.25.430-47.25.615, as amended by State Legislative Amendments 1993, chapter 29.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.

Place of application: Local offices of the state Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all needy aged, blind, and disabled persons except those in the Alaska Pioneers' Home, in any nonmedical public institution, or in public or private institutions for mental disorders. Children under age 18 are not eligible for optional supplementation.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply; in-kind income is also excluded.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: Child for aged parent.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January and July 2004 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal
and state
State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
January 2004
Living independently 926.00 1,374.00 362.00 528.00
Living independently with an ineligible spouse 1,085.00 . . . 521.00 . . .
Living in the household of another 744.00 1,107.00 368.00 543.00
Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse 840.00 . . . 464.00 . . .
Medicaid facility 75.00 150.00 45.00 90.00
July 2004
Living independently 926.00 1,374.00 362.00 528.00
Living independently with an ineligible spouse 1,085.00 . . . 521.00 . . .
Living in the household of another 744.00 1,107.00 368.00 543.00
Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse 840.00 . . . 464.00 . . .
Assisted living home 664.00 1,046.00 100.00 200.00
Assisted living home with an ineligible spouse 664.00 . . . 100.00 . . .
Medicaid facility 75.00 150.00 45.00 90.00
NOTES: Beginning July 1, 2004, the state established a new living arrangement for persons residing in assisted living homes.
. . . = not applicable.
DEFINITIONS:
Living independently
Includes eligible persons who:
  • Live alone in their own household, whether or not receiving in-kind support and maintenance;
  • Live alone or with a minor child, spouse, or anyone else whose income is deemed available to them;
  • Live in a household in which all members receive federal or state public assistance;
  • Live in the household of another and pay at least a prorated share of the household expenses; or
  • Live in the household of another where the eligible person or deemor has an ownership interest in the home or is liable to the landlord for any part of the rent.
Living in the household of another
Includes eligible persons who reside in another's household for a full calendar month, except for temporary absences, and receive both food and shelter from that person.
Assisted living home
Includes eligible persons who reside in an assisted living home for a full calendar month.
Medicaid facility
Includes recipients who reside in a federal Code D living arrangement.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2004
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
All recipients 14,622 5,000 83 9,539
Living independently 13,476 4,733 73 8,670
Living independently with an ineligible spouse 616 121 10 485
Living in the household of another 462 125 0 337
Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse 1 0 0 1
Medicaid facility 67 21 0 46
NOTE: Includes certain grandfathered, non-SSI recipients who meet state eligibility criteria.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: State.

Medically Needy Program

State does not provide a program for the medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.