Mandatory Minimum Supplementation
Administration: State administration.
Optional State Supplementation
Administration: State Department of Social and Health Services.
Effective date: January 1, 1974.
Statutory basis for payment: State law in Revised Code of Washington 74.04.600-74.04.630 and state policy in Washington Administrative Code 388-474.
Administration: State funds.
Assistance: State funds.
Passalong method: Maintaining total expenditures.
Place of application: Social Security Administration field offices.
Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all needy aged and blind persons with an ineligible spouse, including children.
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 supplementation is added to the federal payment.
Payment levels: See Table 1.
|Living arrangement||Combined federal and state||State supplementation|
|Living independently a||669.00||1,026.00||46.00||92.00|
|Living with an ineligible spouse b||669.00||. . .||46.00||. . .|
|Living in the household of another||461.34||714.67||46.00||92.00|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||461.34||. . .||46.00||. . .|
|SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Office of Income Security Programs; state information.|
|NOTE: . . . = not applicable.|
|a. Includes persons in congregate care group facilities.|
|b. Applies only to cases converted from former state assistance programs.|
Number of recipients: See Table 2.
|All recipients||30,705 a||25,799||751||4,100|
|Living with an ineligible spouse||--||--||--||4,100|
|Living in the household of another||--||--||--||0|
|Living in the household of another with an ineligible spouse||--||--||--||0|
|SOURCE: State information.|
|NOTE: -- = not available.|
|a. Includes 55 recipients converted from former state program.|
State Assistance for Special Needs
State Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs.
Special Needs Circumstances
Guide dog: Food for service animal at the rate of $33.66 per month.
Other utility charges
Telephone: Amount varies according to need and location.
Laundry: $11.13 per month.
Restaurant meals: $187.09 per month; $6.04 per day.
Home-delivered meals: The amount charged by the agency delivering the service.
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 obtains this information.