Benefits at-a-Glance  

 

 

 

ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS OUTLINE 2009

S-Single M-Married

 Updated 10/15/2009

Program

Benefit

Eligibility

Income Limits

Resource Limits

Supplemental

Security Income (SSI)

Cash assistance

65+, blind, or adults

with disabilities

 

$733.92 (Single)

$1,110.38 (Married)

$1,412.00 (Assisted Living)

$2,000 (S)

$3,000 (M)

RI Medical Assistance (MA)

(Medically needy)

Helps pay needed hospital & medical

care plus dental, prescriptions, etc.

65+, blind, or adults with

disabilities

$800.00 (Single)

$842.00 (Married)

$4,000 (S)

$6,000 (M)

RI Medical Assistance (MA)

(Categorically needy)

Helps pay needed hospital & medical

care plus dental, prescriptions, etc.

65 and older,

or adults with disabilities

$923.00 (Single)

$1,235.00 (Married)

$4,000 (S)

$6,000 (M)

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)

Pays Medicare premiums, deductions,

co-insurance

Enrolled in Medicare

$923.00 (Single)

$1,235.00 (Married

 

$4,000 (S)

$6,000 (M)

Specified Low-income

Medicare Beneficiary

(SLMB)

Pays Medicare Part B premium

 

Enrolled in Medicare

$1,103.00 (Single)

$1,477.00 (Married)

$4,000 (S)

$6,000 (M)

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

(QI-1)

Pays Medicare Part B premium

Enrolled in Medicare

$1,239.00 (Single)

$1,660.00 (Married)

$4,000 (S)

$,6,000 (M)

 

SNAP

(Formerly Food Stamps )

Food Stamps

Any Age

$1734.00 (Single)

$2334.00 (Two persons)

$3,000

if 60+

Home & Community

Care: Co-Pay

Pays a portion of the cost of home health and/or adult day care

65+ and homebound

$21,660 (Single)

$29140 (Married)

 NA

NA

DHS Waiver Programs

DEA Waiver Programs

Services at home in lieu of

nursing home

On Medical Assistance

On Medical Assistance

DHS Waiver program limit: $2,022.00

DEA Waiver program: Spend-down to MA limits

$2,000

$4,000

RI Property Tax Relief

Up to $300 based on income and taxes

Any age

$30,000 household income

 NA

Heating Assistance

Helps pay heating expenses

Any age

$24,395 (Single)

$31,901 (2 persons)

NA 

NA

Subsidized Housing

 

Residents pay 30% of income for rent

62+, or adults with

disabilities

50 or 60 percent of HUD median family income for household size and

specific community

 NA

RI Pharmaceutical

Assistance to the

Elderly (RIPAE)

Pays portion of the cost of

certain prescriptions

65 and RI resident

$20,234 (S), $26,170 (M) 60%

$26,279 (S), $32,851 (M) 30%

$45,991 (S), $52,561 (M) 15%

 NA

NA

 

NA

Respite Care

Temporary relief for caregivers

55+

Cost-sharing based on a

sliding scale

 NA

Home Equity Conversion

Mortgage

Reverse mortgage

62+ and

must own home

$88,950

 NA

 

 

· Site Map   · Contact   · Help   · RI.gov
Rhode Island Coat of Arms
A Rhode Island Government Website
Certain website content provided by the Brain Injury Resource Center of Rhode Island