An individual who is placed in an institution in another State or county by a jurisdiction
(or an agency working under contract with the jurisdiction) retains the residence
of the placing jurisdiction regardless of capability until release. Upon release,
if the individual is eligible for payment, SSA redetermines the State and county of
Exception: An individual receiving title IV-E payments (foster care, adoption assistance, or
kinship guardianship assistance) has been placed by a jurisdiction or an agent of
the jurisdiction. Nonetheless, the State/county of residence is where the individual
lives. States may opt to make title IV-E payments to individuals up to age 21.
EXAMPLE: A capable SSI recipient who is a Montana resident contracts AIDS. Montana Medicaid
sends the individual to a hospital in Utah for treatment. Two months later, when the
individual is released from the hospital, he decides to remain in Utah. He tells the
SSA FO that he intends to remain permanently in Utah, and files an application for
Medicaid with the State of Utah. The State of residence was Montana through the end
of the month in which the recipient told SSA he wished to be a Utah resident.