SI KC00830.175 Assistance Based on Need (ABON) (RTS 24 -- 01/2007)
The Supplemental Aid to the Blind Program (SAB) in Missouri is operated in conjunction with the Blind Pension Program. The policy for the Missouri Blind Pension Program is located in SI KC00815.050.
Through this program (SAB), the State provides blind persons who meet certain requirements with reasonable subsistence in accordance with the standards developed by the Division of Family Services (DFS). Eligible individuals receive a monthly cash grant and Medicaid. The SAB Program requires that the individual apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The Grandparents as Caregivers (GP as CG) Program in Kansas provides monthly financial assistance to grandparents or other relatives raising children who meet certain requirements developed by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation (SRS).
Missouri SAB and Kansas GP as GC -
Missouri SAB and Kansas GP as CG are excluded from income for SSI purposes as Assistance Based on Need (ABON) per SI 00830.175.
Per SI 00830.175 C.1 accept the claimant's allegation as to the type and source of assistance and exclude it without further development.
NOTE: In Missouri, online SAB records are available on MOHS. The case identification number on the IPAR screen begins with “F.”
Missouri Blind Pension, SI KC00815.050
Assistance Based on Need, SI 00830.175
Missouri State Statute, Section 208.030
Kansas Economic and Employment Support Manual (KEESM), Section 2330-2342.2