Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022
Subject to the availability of funding, the OSS Program will supplement the
income of eligible individuals for whom an OSS slot request has been
B. The Department of
Health and Human Services will establish the maximum number of OSS recipients
that can be funded with the appropriations made available through the South
Carolina legislative budgetary process, and will develop and administer
appropriate waiting lists as may be necessary to ensure that the OSS Program is
administered within the scope of the available funding.
C. OSS benefits will be paid monthly by the
Department of Health and Human Services through the issuance of a single check
to each participating community residential care facility that includes the OSS
benefit payments for all OSS recipients residing in that facility during the
month for which the payment is being made. This check will be accompanied by a
schedule of the individuals covered and the amount of the OSS benefit payment
for each individual.
residential care facilities participating in the OSS Program must maintain
adequate records of the OSS benefit payments received by the facility on behalf
of each OSS recipient, and the facility must be able to accurately account for
its disposition of each resident's funds.
E. Cost-of-living adjustments in benefit
payments made by the federal government will result in adjustments in the OSS
Program as directed by the South Carolina General Assembly in the legislative
budgetary process. In the event that no specific direction is provided for the
treatment of a federal cost-of-living adjustment, such adjustment will result
in no change to the OSS net income limitation, the OSS facility rate, or the
personal needs allowance; OSS benefit payment amounts will be adjusted to
reflect the changes in recipients' countable income.
F. Community residential care facilities who
choose to participate in the OSS Program are required to comply with the
policies and procedures of the OSS Program as may be issued by the Department
of Health and Human Services in handbooks, manuals, program bulletins, notices,
or regulations. Non-compliance may result in the termination of a facility's
G. A community
residential care facility participating in the OSS Program may not charge an
OSS recipient or the recipient's family any additional amount for services
included in the OSS facility rate. The imposition of additional charges for
services included in the OSS facility rate constitutes grounds for termination
of the facility's OSS participation.
H. Individuals who seek or receive benefits
from the OSS Program are required to comply with the policies and procedures of
the OSS Program as may be issued by the Department of Health and Human Services
in handbooks, manuals, program bulletins, notices, or regulations.
Non-compliance may result in the denial or termination of an individual's
eligibility and benefit payments under the OSS Program.