Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: County Departments of Human Resources.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: Code of Alabama 1975 as amended, title 38.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.
Place of application: County Departments of Human Resources. Applications are initiated through the county Departments of Public Health and Senior Services.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to SSI recipients (including children) and to certain grandfathered aged, blind, and disabled persons who would receive SSI payments except for their income level and who are residing in the specified living arrangements.
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 18.
Interim assistance: State does not participate.
Payment calculation method:: SSI recipients receive the full benefit based on living arrangement.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Receiving IHC in a private home or a personal care home|
|Level of independence A||683.00||1,054.00||60.00||120.00|
|Level of independence B||679.00||1,046.00||56.00||112.00|
|Receiving IHC and support and maintenance in a private home or personal care home|
|Level of independence A||475.34||742.67||60.00||120.00|
|Level of independence B||471.34||734.67||56.00||112.00|
|Receiving specialized IHC in a private home or personal care home||683.00||1,054.00||60.00||120.00|
|Receiving specialized IHC and support and maintenance in a private home or personal care home||475.34||742.67||60.00||120.00|
|Foster home with IHC or specialized IHC||733.00||1,154.00||110.00||220.00|
|Cerebral palsy treatment center (disabled)||819.00||1,326.00||196.00||392.00|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTE: A licensed physician must recommend independent home-life care (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.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|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)||--||--||--||--|
|SOURCE: State information.|
|NOTES: Includes certain grandfathered, non-SSI recipients who meet state eligibility criteria.
IHC = independent home-life care; -- = not available.
Total expenditures: The state reported expenditures of $229,418 for calendar year 2006 in state-administered payments to SSI recipients.
State Assistance for Special Needs
State does not provide assistance for special needs.
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.