State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2010

 

New Mexico

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: State-administered through the county offices of the state Department of Human Services.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State-administered through the county offices of the state Department of Human Services.

Effective date: July 1, 1976.

Statutory basis for payment: Chapter 51, Laws of 1976.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: County offices of the state Department of Human Services.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all SSI recipients who reside in a licensed adult residential care home. Children under age 18 are not eligible for optional 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: 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 2010 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Licensed adult residential care home 774.00 1,211.00 100.00 200.00
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.
NOTE: Payment levels apply equally to the aged, blind, and disabled.
DEFINITION:
Licensed adult residential care home.
Includes no more than 15 persons who reside in a home-like atmosphere and receive assistance with activities of daily life.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2010
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Licensed adult residential care home 69 1 5 63
SOURCE: State information.

Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $81,700 for calendar year 2009 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.

State Assistance for Special Needs

Administration

State administered through the county offices of the state Department of Human Services.

Special Needs Circumstances

Burial expenses provided for SSI recipients. Payment of up to $200 toward funeral expenses if available resources of the deceased are insufficient to cover costs and no other person will assume expenses. No payment is made when resources available from all sources total $600 or more.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: Social Security Administration.

Medically Needy Program

State does not provide a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.