State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004

 

New Mexico

NOTE: This information is for 2002. The state did not provide information for 2004.

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: State-administered through the county offices of the state Department of Human Services.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State-administered through the county offices of the state Department of Human Services.

Effective date: July 1, 1976.

Statutory basis for payment: Chapter 51, Laws of 1976.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

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

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all SSI recipients who reside in a licensed adult residential care home.

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 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 adult residential care home 664.00 1,046.00 100.00 200.00
NOTES: Payment amounts are estimates based on the federal benefit rates for 2004.
Unless otherwise stated, payment levels apply equally to the aged, blind, and disabled. Recipients living in a Medicaid facility who have other sources of income are allowed to keep $45 a month as a personal needs allowance. Recipients living in an intermediate care facility for mental retardation and working in a sheltered workshop can keep up to $100 a month of their earnings in addition to the $45 a month.
DEFINITION:
Licensed adult residential care home
Includes no more than 15 persons who reside in a home-like atmosphere and receive assistance with activities of daily life.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2002
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Licensed adult residential care home 199 -- -- --
NOTES: Data are for 2002. The state did not provide data for 2004.
-- = not available.

State Assistance for Special Needs

Administration

County offices of the state Department of Human Services (state-administered).

Special Needs Circumstances

Burial expenses provided for SSI recipients, including disabled recipients who received special monthly benefits under section 1619(a) of the Social Security Act. Payment of up to $200 toward funeral expenses if available resources of the deceased are insufficient to cover costs and no other person will assume expenses. No payment is made when resources available from all sources total $600 or more.

Medicaid

Eligibility

Criteria: SSI program guidelines (Title XVI).

Determined by: Social Security Administration.

Medically Needy Program

State does not provide a program for the aged, blind, and disabled medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration does not obtain this information.