State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2006

 

Wyoming

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Family Services, Economic Assistance.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Family Services, Economic Assistance.

Effective date: July 1, 1977.

Statutory basis for payment: Wyoming Statutes 42-2-103.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: No application required. State uses computerized information from the Social Security Administration to identify eligible recipients.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all aged, blind, and disabled persons who receive SSI as the sole source of their income and live independently or in the household of another. Blind and disabled children may be 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 does not participate.

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.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2006 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living independently 613.44 930.48 10.44 26.48
Living in the household of another 415.24 635.02 13.24 32.35
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.
DEFINITIONS:
Living independently
Includes only SSI recipients who reside in a federal Code A living arrangement and have no federal countable income.
Living in the household of another
Includes only SSI recipients who reside in a federal Code B living arrangement and have no federal countable income.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2006
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
All recipients 2,763 -- -- -- --
Living independently -- -- -- -- --
Living in the household of another -- -- -- -- --
SOURCE: State information.
NOTE: -- = not available.

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: Social Security Administration.

Medically Needy Program

State does not provide a program for the medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration obtains this information.