S.C. Code Regs. 126-910 - Program Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Optional State Supplementation (OSS) Program ---- a State-funded program that provides a cash benefit payment that supplements an eligible individual's countable income up to the net income limitation. This supplementation, in conjunction with the individual's countable income (less any program allowances or deductions) is intended to permit the individual to pay for services provided by a licensed community residential care facility that participates in the OSS Program, with the charges for such services being subject to the applicable OSS facility rate.
B. OSS Facility Rate ---- the maximum rate established by the South Carolina legislative budgetary process that a community residential care facility participating in the OSS Program may charge an OSS recipient. This rate is intended to cover the full scope of services required to be provided under the community residential care facility licensing requirements established by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
C. Community Residential Care Facility (CRCF) ---- a facility licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as a "Community Residential Care Facility."
D. Net Income Limitation ---- the maximum monthly countable income which an individual may have in order to qualify for OSS benefits, as such limit (cap) has been established by the South Carolina legislative budgetary process.
E. Countable Income ---- an individual's gross income less those exclusions of income allowed under the provisions of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program.
F. Countable Resources ---- an individual's available assets as determined under the provisions of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program.
G. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program ---- Title XVI of the Social Security Act.
H. Personal Needs Allowance ---- the specific dollar amount of countable income set by the South Carolina legislative budgetary process that an OSS recipient is allowed to retain for that individual's personal needs.

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S.C. Code Regs. 126-910
Added by State Register Volume 24, Issue No. 3, eff March 23, 2001.

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