by George Kutnerian
The SSI/SSP non-medical out-of-home care (NMOHC) payment that SSI/SSP recipients who live in residential care facilities receive, has increased to $1,158.37 as follows:
|Supplemental Security Income (SSI)||$ 735.00|
|State Supplementary Payment (SSP)||$ 423.37|
Of the $1,158.37, the SSI/SSP recipient is entitled to a personal and incidental needs allowance of $132. This leaves $1,026.37 as the amount payable to the facility for basic services.
Please note that recipients who have income in addition to their SSI/SSP check (for example, a pension, Social Security Retirement, or disability benefits) can be charged the $1,026.37 amount for basic services plus an additional $20. Because federal rules do not count the first $20 of a recipient’s income against his or her SSI/SSP grant, an SSI/SSP recipient with other income has an extra $20 that people who receive only an SSI/SSP check do not have. Neither federal nor state law restricts the recipient in how this additional $20 amount is spent. Therefore, if the recipient agrees in the admission agreement to pay the additional $20 for basic services, the facility may charge the additional amount resulting in a total monthly basic services charge of $1,046.37.
George K. Kutnerian
Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation