Citations:

Social Security Act—Secitons 1612, 1616, 1631

Social Security Amendments of 1983—of Section 402 P.L. 98-21

P.L. 99-272—Section 12201(a)

Regulations 20 CFR 416.2001 ff

SI 01405.001 Methods of Administration

A. Introduction

This section discusses factors which must be considered as to whether the Federal or State government should administer a State's Mandatory Minimum State Supplementary (MMSS) and/or Optional State Supplementary (OSS) payments programs. See SI 01401.001 for general information on State supplementation payments. See SI 01415.010 for listing of States and administration of supplementation programs.

B. Process Description

These charts compare Federal and State administration of MMSS and OSS

1. CHART - ADMINISTRATION OF MMSS

STATE ADMINISTRATIONFEDERAL ADMINISTRATION
  • States make monthly payments directly to recipients.

  • Payments are included with the Federal benefits each month, or paid separately if the recipient is not entitled to a Federal benefit.

  • States assume all administrative and program costs.

  • SSA reimburses States for administrative and program costs. they incur in carrying out their functions of the agreement.

  • The Social Security Administration provides the States with payment information and case data in the State data exchange (SDX). See GN 03314.155B.2.

  • States pay SSA for the program costs paid out on their behalf.

  • States provide SSA with any requested information to allow SSA to monitor State payment process.

  • States provide SSA with case data needed to monitor State payments. Examples are the December 1973 State grant amounts, State countable income, and changes in special needs and circumstances that would affect the amount of the MMSS payments.

2. CHART - ADMINISTRATION OF OSS

STATE ADMINISTRATIONFEDERAL ADMINISTRATION
  • States make monthly payments.

  • Payments are included with the Federal benefits each month, or paid separately if the recipient is not entitled to a Federal benefit.

  • States absorb all administrative and program costs.

  • States receive no reimbursement for administrative costs.

  • States can establish their own criteria for payment and eligibility.

  • States have some flexibility in selecting which payment categories they feel would best suit their SSI population.


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SI 01405.001 - Methods of Administration - 01/29/2013
Batch run: 01/29/2013
Rev:01/29/2013