Receipt of AFDC payments by an SSI claimant reduces the SSI payment dollar-for-dollar.
Prior to adoption of the provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
(P.L. 97-35), the one exception to this rule was an SSI claimant who was an expectant
mother receiving an AFDC payment for her unborn child. In these situations, the payments
were for the unborn child; therefore, they were not income to the mother or other
family members on the AFDC grant. All such AFDC payments were made at state option
and depended on the state plan for AFDC.
Prior to January 1, 1982, Wisconsin could establish AFDC eligibility for the unborn
child as soon as the pregnancy was medically verified. Effective January 1, 1982,
no payments can be made for an unborn child. A pregnancy allotment is payable beginning
with the seventh month of pregnancy. The pregnancy allowance is an additional allotment
for the mother. Since it is for the mother, as opposed to the unborn child, it is
her income. The payment rates and their effective dates are as follows.
||Rate Per Month
07/01/78 - 07/31/79
$15 unborn child allocation
08/01/79 - 12/31/81
a) $1 each month from the time the pregnancy of an AFDC eligible was medically verified
until the seventh month of pregnancy;
b) Beginning with the first day of the seventh month of pregnancy, AFDC increased
the family allowance to that payable for the next larger family size (e.g., current
family size is 3; mother is in seventh month of pregnancy; AFDC paid the family allowance
for a family of 4).
c) Both a and b are unborn child allocations.
01/01/82 - present
$60 pregnancy allowance beginning with the first day of the seventh month of pregnancy.