Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: Social Security Administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Social and Health Services administers payments to SSI recipients in Medicaid facilities. All other state supplements are administered by the Social Security Administration.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: State law in Revised Code of Washington 74.04.600–74.04.630 and state policy in Washington Administrative Code 388-474.
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 needy aged, blind, and disabled persons, including children, except for individuals converted from former state assistance programs who have more than one essential person, eligible couples with one or more essential persons, and residents of public emergency shelters for the homeless.
Resource limitations: Federal SSI resource limitations apply.
Income exclusions: Federal SSI income exclusions apply.
Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.
Responsibility of relatives: None.
Interim assistance: State participates.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||State code||Combined federal
|Living independently a||A|
|Area 2||550.45||817.00||5.45||. . .|
|Living with an ineligible spouse b||B|
|Area 1||711.10||. . .||166.10||. . .|
|Area 2||681.15||. . .||136.15||. . .|
|Living in the household of another||C||367.05||548.87||3.71||4.20|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||F||465.00||. . .||101.66||. . .|
|Living in a Medicaid facility c||. . .||41.62||83.24||11.62||23.24|
|NOTES: Area 1 includes King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. Area 2 includes all other counties.|
|. . . = not applicable.|
|a. Includes persons in congregate care group facilities.|
|b. Applies only to cases converted from former state assistance programs.|
|c. State administers payments.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|Living arrangement||State code||Total||Aged||Blind||Disabled|
|Living with an ineligible spouse||B||4,650||580||90||3,980||0|
|Living in the household of another||C||1,440||280||20||920||220|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||F||0||0||0||0||0|
|Living in a Medicaid facility a||. . .||b||b||b||b||b|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
|a. State administers payments.|
|b. Data are not available.|
State Assistance for Special Needs
Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration, Division of Assistance Programs.
Special Needs Circumstances
Guide dog: Food for service animal at the rate of $33.66 per month.
Other utility charges
Telephone: Amount varies according to need and location.
Laundry: $11.13 per month.
Restaurant meals: $187.09 per month; $6.04 per day.
Home-delivered meals: The amount charged by the agency delivering the service.
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 obtains this information.