Identification Number:
SI 01415 TN 38
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Elements of State Supplementary Payments
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part 05 - Supplemental Security Income
Chapter 014 - State Supplementary Payments
Subchapter 15 - Elements of State Supplementary Payments
Transmittal No. 38, 06/2018

Audience

FO/TSC: CS, CS TXVI, DRT, FR, OA, OS, RR, CSR, TA, CTE, TSC-CSR

Originating Component

OISP

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

This transmittal provides updates to the mandatory minimum supplement levels and the federally administered state supplement rates based on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) effective January 1, 2018.

Summary of Changes

SI 01415.024 States Electing to Maintain Mandatory Minimum Supplementary Payment Levels

In Subsection B, we added the mandatory minimum level (MML) rates for January 2018 based on the COLA.


SI 01415.024 States Electing to Maintain Mandatory Minimum Supplementary Payment Levels

A. Background

The following States with federally administered mandatory supplementary payment programs have elected to pass through the full amount of the increase to the Federal benefit rates (FBR):

Arkansas

Hawaii

Michigan

California

Iowa

Mississippi

Delaware

Kansas

Montana

District of Columbia

Louisiana

New Jersey

Georgia

Maryland

New York

B. Procedure for applying the rate increases to minimum income levels

Apply the following rate increases to the minimum income levels for States listed in SI 01415.024A:

1. Minimum income levels for States (2013 through 2018)

Category

Federal Living Arrangement

2013

2014

2015 and 2016

2017

2018

Individual

A, C

$12

$11

$12

$14

$15

Individual with an essential person

A, C

$18

$16

$18

$21

$23

Individual

B

$8

$7.33

$8

$9.33

$10

Individual with an essential person

B

$12

$10.67

$12

$14

$15.33

Member of a couple

A

$9

$8

$9

$10.50

$11

Member of a couple with an essential person

A

$12

$10.50

$12

$14

$19

Member of a couple

B

$6

$5.34

$6

$7

$7.33

Member of a couple with an essential person

B

$8

$7

$8

$9.33

$10

2. Minimum income levels for States (2008 through 2012)

Category

Federal Living Arrangement

2008

2009

2010 and 2011

2012

Individual

A, C

$14.00

$37.00

$0

$24

Individual with an essential person

A, C

$21.00

$56.00

$0

$36

Individual

B

$9.33

$24.67

$0

$16

Individual with an essential person

B

$20.00

$37.33

$0

$24

Member of a couple

A

$11.00

$27.50

$0

$18.50

Member of a couple with an essential person

A

$14.50

$37.00

$0

$24.50

Member of a couple

B

$7.33

$18.33

$0

$12.34

Member of a couple with an essential person

B

$9.66

$24.67

$0

$16.33


SI 01415 TN 38 - Elements of State Supplementary Payments - 06/27/2018