State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004

 

Wyoming

State Supplementation

Mandatory Minimum Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Family Services, Economic Assistance.

Optional State Supplementation

Administration: State Department of Family Services, Economic Assistance.

Effective date: July 1, 1977.

Statutory basis for payment: Wyoming Statutes 42-2-103.

Funding

Administration: State funds.

Assistance: State funds.

Passalong method: Maintaining payment levels.

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

Scope of coverage: Optional state supplement provided to all aged, blind, and disabled persons who receive SSI as the sole source of their income and live independently or in the household of another. Blind and disabled children may be eligible for supplementation.

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 does not participate.

Payment levels: See Table 1.

Table 1. Optional state supplementation payment levels, January and June 2004 (in dollars)
Living arrangement Combined federal
and state
State supplementation
Individual Couple Individual Couple
January 2004
Living independently 573.90 871.12 9.90 25.12
Living in the household of another 389.41 594.36 13.41 30.36
June 2004
Living independently 574.19 871.84 10.19 25.84
Living in the household of another 389.81 595.24 13.81 31.24
DEFINITIONS:
Living independently
Includes only SSI recipients who reside in a federal Code A living arrangement and have no federal countable income.
Living in the household of another
Includes only SSI recipients who reside in a federal Code B living arrangement and have no federal countable income.

Number of recipients: See Table 2.

Table 2. Number of persons receiving optional state supplementation, January 2004
Living arrangement Total Aged Blind Disabled
Adults Children
All recipients 2,691 -- -- -- --
Living independently -- -- -- -- --
Living in the household of another -- -- -- -- --
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 does not provide a program for the medically needy.

Unpaid Medical Expenses

The Social Security Administration obtains this information.