State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2007

 

Georgia

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: Social Security Administration.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Effective date: July 1, 2006.

Statutory basis for payment: Georgia House Bill 1027, line 2496.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

Place of application: No application required. State uses computerized listing from Social Security Administration to identify eligible recipients.

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all SSI recipients residing in nursing or hospice program in nursing home settings.

Resource limitations: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Income exclusions: Federal SSI regulations apply.

Recoveries, liens, and assignments: None.

Financial responsibility of relatives: None.

Interim assistance: State participates.

Payment calculation method: The state pays a supplement to individuals who reside in Medicaid facilities.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January 2007 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal and state State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
Medicaid facility 50.00 a 20.00 a
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.
a. Couples residing in this living arrangement for more than 30 days are treated as two individuals.
DEFINITION:
Medicaid facility.
Includes recipients residing in a federal Code D living arrangement.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2007
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Medicaid facility 2,392 -- -- --
SOURCE: State information.
NOTE: -- = 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 provides a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.