The "grant adjustment" allowance assures that the total amount of all SSI benefit increases since July 1977 remain available to AABD Cash clients. The grant adjustment is the sum of all SSI benefit increases since 07/77, and is adjusted whenever there is an SSI benefit increase.
AABD Cash clients residing in long term care facilities do not qualify for the grant adjustment.
For all other AABD Cash clients, regardless of whether or not they receive SSI benefits, authorize a grant adjustment of:
- $531.90 for March 2013 and after, or
- $519.90 before March 2013, or
- $10 for clients in Sheltered Care or Homes Not Subject to Licensing.
Include the grant adjustment when determining AABD Cash eligibility for a noncitizen, age 65 or older, who meets the immigration requirements for medical assistance and was legally residing in the U.S. on 08/22/96, and who has been denied SSI due to a finding of "not disabled."
When determining if a spouse or a parent of a child under age 21 has income available to meet the client's needs, allow the grant adjustment when determining the needs of the spouse or parent if the spouse or parent is aged, blind, or disabled as defined by policy in PM 03-04-01, PM 03-07-00, or PM 03-08-00.
Do not allow the grant adjustment in determining the needs of an ineligible spouse or child when diverting the client's income to meet the needs of the ineligible spouse or child.