State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2002

 

Wyoming

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Department of Family Services, Economic Assistance.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: 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 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: Same as federal.

Income exclusions: Same as federal.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State does not participate.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Living independently 554.90 842.12 9.90 25.12
Living in the household of another 376.75 575.03 13.41 30.36
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: In January 2002, 2,749 people received optional state supplementation.

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.