State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004

 

Alabama

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

No recipients.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: County offices of the state Department of Human Resources.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment: Code of Alabama 1975 as amended, title 38.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

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

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all SSI recipients, including children, residing in the specified living arrangements (see Table 1).

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: Spouse for spouse; parent or stepparent for child under age 18.

Interim assistance: State does not participate.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2004 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal
and state
State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Receiving IHC in a private home or a personal care home
Level of independence A 624.00 966.00 60.00 120.00
Level of independence B 620.00 958.00 56.00 112.00
Receiving IHC and support and maintenance in a private home or personal care home
Level of independence A 436.00 684.00 60.00 120.00
Level of independence B 432.00 676.00 56.00 112.00
Receiving specialized IHC in a private home or personal care home 624.00 966.00 60.00 120.00
Receiving specialized IHC and support and maintenance in a private home or personal care home 436.00 684.00 60.00 120.00
Foster home with IHC or specialized IHC 674.00 1,066.00 110.00 220.00
Cerebral palsy treatment center (disabled) 760.00 1,238.00 196.00 392.00
NOTES: A licensed physician must recommend IHC or specialized IHC, and someone must actually provide and receive payment for the care. The care provider cannot be an immediate relative and must be employed by a certified home health agency.
IHC = independent home-life care.
DEFINITIONS:
Personal care home
A domiciliary facility that provides care for four or more unrelated persons and is licensed by the Alabama Department of Health.
Foster home
A domiciliary facility licensed or approved by the Alabama Department of Human Resources in accordance with state foster home provisions.
Cerebral palsy treatment center (disabled)
A domiciliary care facility for the treatment of cerebral palsy that is licensed by the Alabama Department of Health.

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 508 187 8 313
Receiving IHC in a private home or a personal care home -- -- -- --
Receiving IHC and support and maintenance in a private home or personal care home -- -- -- --
Receiving specialized IHC in a private home or personal care home -- -- -- --
Receiving specialized IHC and support and maintenance in a private home or personal care home -- -- -- --
Foster home with IHC or specialized IHC -- -- -- --
Cerebral palsy treatment center (disabled) -- -- -- --
NOTES: IHC = independent home-life care.
-- = 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 does not obtain this information.