The state limits the amount that can be charged to ALE waiver clients for room and board to the amount of SSI, which is $552.00 plus the Optional State Supplementation of $78.40, which equals $630.40, minus a $54 personal needs allowance, which equals $576.40.17 The facility is legally required to accept the OSS rates for waiver clients. Any income over this amount is required cost sharing.
Family supplementation--capped at twice the amount of the SSI/OSS combined payment for room and board--is allowed. The state does not limit room and board charges for private pay residents.
17. The maximum OSS payment is $78.40 per month.