Pay OSS of the former State (or county) of residence using the individual's (or couple's)
most financially advantageous circumstance during the month. When more than one OSS
code could apply due to a change in circumstance (e.g., from own household to congregate
care), use the most advantageous OSS code that could apply. Remember, the new State
and county of residence will not apply until the month after the month of arrival.
Also, remember automated notices will tell the recipient that he or she is living
in a place from which they may have already moved.
EXAMPLE 1: Intrastate Move
A New York city recipient moves from her own household to congregate care on the fifteenth
of the month. The OSS rate payable for the month of move is the applicable congregate
care rate based on New York city residence.
EXAMPLE 2: Interstate Move
A New Jersey recipient moves from his own household to congregate care in New York
on the fourteenth of the month. Since the most financially advantageous rate the individual
could have received during the month of move would have been congregate care, but the recipient was a New Jersey resident at the time, the OSS rate payable for the
month of move is theNew Jersey congregate care rate (NJ AA). (Note, however, that if the individual were disabled
and had moved from Nevada to congregate care in New York, no supplement would be payable
until New York residence was established, since Nevada does not supplement the disabled.)