State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004

 

Missouri

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Social Services; Division of Family Services.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Social Services; Division of Family Services.

Effective date: January 1, 1974.

Statutory basis for payment

Supplemental aid to the blind: Missouri Revised Statutes, section 209.

All other supplementation: Missouri Revised Statutes, section 208.030, subchapter 5.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: State offices of the Division of Family Services.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to any person who:

Blind persons over age 18 living on their own are also provided with a supplement.

Resource limitations

Aged and disabled: $999.99 individual; $2,000 couple.

Blind: $2,000 individual; $4,000 couple.

Income exclusions: There are no income exclusions for the aged or disabled. Disregards for the blind include the first $65 plus one-half of the remainder of earned income.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: Spouse for spouse.

Interim assistance: State participates.

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
Licensed residential care facility, Level I 720.00 1,158.00 156.00 312.00
Licensed residential care facility, Level II 856.00 1,430.00 292.00 584.00
Licensed intermediate care or skilled nursing home a 954.00 1,626.00 390.00 780.00
Aid to the blind 1,034.00 1,786.00 470.00 b 940.00 b
a. Recipients in licensed nursing homes are entitled to an additional $25 per month to meet their personal needs. If the recipient is already receiving a personal needs allowance from another state or federal agency, this payment will not be made by the Division of Family Services.
b. Only recipients who receive less than $564 monthly in SSI payments and less than $846 monthly from other sources qualify for this supplement. The state supplement is reduced dollar-for-dollar by the SSI payment.
DEFINITIONS:
Licensed residential care facility, Level I
Residents must meet state income and resource guidelines. Care provided is similar to boarding home care.
Licensed residential care facility, Level II
Residents must meet state income and resource guidelines. Custodial-type care is provided.
Licensed intermediate care or skilled nursing home
Residents must meet state income and resource guidelines. Custodial and medical care are provided.

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 6,984 1,159 866 4,959
Licensed residential care facility, Level I 1,985 651 0 1,334
Licensed residential care facility, Level II 3,887 338 0 3,549
Licensed intermediate care or skilled nursing home 246 170 0 76
Aid to the blind 866 0 866 0
 

State Assistance for Special Needs

State does not provide assistance for special needs.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: State guidelines.

Determined by: State.

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.