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SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM

ISSUE DATE: 01/2017

The Social Security Administration operates the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. This program provides monthly income to low income aged, blind, and disabled people. GA and RCA applicants who are aged, blind, or disabled must apply for SSI. MFIP participants who are disabled must apply for SSI. See 0012.12 (Applying for Other Benefits), 0012.12.06 (Special Services – Applying for Social Security), 0030.03 (Refugee Cash Assistance). SSI recipients may be eligible for MSA.

All SSI recipients have a basis of eligibility for MA but are not automatically eligible for benefits. SSI recipients who are age 18 or over or under age 18 and blind have a basis of eligibility for MSA. SSI recipients are not eligible for DWP, MFIP or GA. See 0013 (Basis of Eligibility).


SSI RESOURCE LIMITS

Individual $2,000

Couple $3,000



SSI FEDERAL BENEFIT RATES 2017

Individual

Couple

Federal Living Arrangement (FLA) A(Own home)

$735.00

$1,103.00

Federal Living Arrangement (FLA) B (Home of another)

$490.00

$735.34

Federal Living Arrangement (FLA) D (Living in medical facility)

$30.00


In some situations, Social Security will adjust benefits by using standard amounts based on the full Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). For 2017, these amounts are:

Individual

Couple

Value of 1/3 reduction (VTR):

$245.00

$367.66

Presumed maximum value (PMV) of in-kind support and maintenance (ISM)

$265.00

$387.66

Essential person increment

$368.00

Ineligible child allocation

$368.00


Refer applicants/participants who want help applying for or retaining SSI to the Disability Linkage Line, 1-866-333-2466. See 0012.12.06 (Special Services – Applying for Social Security).

Provide potentially eligible clients and clients who are referred to SSA with the SSA web site and toll-free telephone number. The toll-free number is 1-800-772-1213.

For information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) resources, see the Employment Services Manual Appendix G (Resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA).

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