SI 01320.983 Effect of Federal Benefit Rate and/or State Supplementation Payment Increases on Special Deeming Cases — Operating Procedure (for Cases Approved or Pending Before January 1, 1985)

A. General

A cost-of-living increase in the Federal benefit rate (FBR) for individuals should not increase the $1 payment made in special deeming cases. If the individual continues to be ineligible under the usual deeming rules and would have received a $1 payment under the special deeming rules if there was no change in the Federal benefit rate or optional supplement payment, he/she will continue to receive $1. Follow manual pay procedures to insure that the correct payment is made.

B. Examples

1. Payment is $1 prior to FBR increase

Carol is a 9-year old child who is living with her parents and receiving $1 in SSI benefits based on Board approval of her State Medicaid agency's application for waiver of the usual deeming rules. Her payments are as follows:

 

November 1988 - $1.00

December 1988 - $1.00

January 1989 and continuing - $1.00

2. First month payment is reduced to $1 is month of FBR increase

John, who is 12 years old, was receiving $25 in SSI each month he was in the hospital. The Board approved his State Medicaid agency's application and John returned home to live with his parents on October 15, 1984. John has no income of his own. There is no State supplement. John's SSI payments are as follows:

 

October 1984 - $314.00 (Full FBR; no FCI in August)

November 1984 - $314.00 (Full FBR; no FCI in September)

December 1984 - $314.00 (Full FBR; no FCI in October)

January 1985 and continuing - $1.00 (Special deeming rules apply in payment computation)

3. FIRST MONTH PAYMENT IS REDUCED TO $1 IS THE MONTH AFTER THE FBR INCREASE

Mrs. Johnson, a disabled adult, was receiving $25 in SSI each month while she was in the hospital. The State Medicaid agency's application of November 4, 1984, was approved by the Board and Mrs. Johnson returned home to live with her (ineligible) husband on November 20, 1984. Mrs. Johnson has no income of her own. There is no State supplement. Mrs. Johnson's SSI payments are as follows:

 

November 1984 - $314.00 (Full FBR, no FCI in September)

December 1984 - $314.00 (Full FBR, no FCI in October)

January 1985 - -$325.00 (Full FBR; no FCI in November)

February 1985 and continuing - $1.00 (Special deeming rules apply in payment computation)

4. FIRST MONTH PAYMENT IS REDUCED TO $1 IS MONNTH AFTER FBR AND STATE SUPPLEMENT INCREASE

Jane, who is 3 years old, was receiving $25 in SSI each month she was in the hospital. The Board approved her State Medicaid agency's application on November 18, 1984, and she returned home to live with her parents on November 21, 1984. The State supplement of $26 will increase to $30 January 1, 1985.

Jane's SSI payments are as follows:

 

November 1984 - $340.00 (Full FBR +State supplement; no FCI in September)

December 1984 - $26.00 (Full State supplement only; see SI 02005.005 B.2.)

January 1985 - $30.00 (Full State supplement only (1/85 rate); see SI 02005.005 B.2.)

February 1985 and continuing - $1.00 (Special deeming rules apply in payment computation.)


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SI 01320.983 - Effect of Federal Benefit Rate and/or State Supplementation Payment Increases on Special Deeming Cases -- Operating Procedure (for Cases Approved or Pending Before January 1, 1985) - 11/06/2013
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