49.76(5) (5)Submit, by December 31 annually, the plan developed under sub. (4) to the governor, superintendent of public instruction and the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
49.76 History History: 2009 a. 28 s. 1220; Stats. 2009 s. 49.76.
49.77 49.77 State supplemental payments.
49.77(1)(1)Definition. In this section “secretary" means the secretary of the U.S. department of health and human services or the secretary of any other federal agency subsequently charged with the administration of federal Title XVI.
49.77(2) (2) Eligibility.
49.77(2)(a)(a) The following persons who meet the resource limitations and the nonfinancial eligibility requirements of the federal supplemental security income program under 42 USC 1381 to 1383d are entitled to receive supplemental payments under this section:
49.77(2)(a)1. 1. Any needy person or couple residing in this state who, as of December 31, 1973, was receiving benefits under s. 49.18, 1971 stats., s. 49.20, 1971 stats., or s. 49.61, 1971 stats., as affected by chapter 90, laws of 1973.
49.77(2)(a)2. 2. Any needy person or couple residing in this state and receiving benefits under federal Title XVI.
49.77(2)(a)3. 3. Any needy person or couple residing in this state whose income, after deducting income excludable under federal Title XVI, is less than the combined benefit level available under federal Title XVI and this section, if the person or couple was eligible for a state supplement under this section based on the last federal eligibility determination prior to January 1, 1996, but was not eligible to receive a payment under federal Title XVI on that date.
49.77(2)(a)4. 4. Any essential person.
49.77(2m) (2m) Supplemental payment levels. The department may submit a proposal to change the amount of supplemental payments under this section to the secretary of administration. If the secretary of administration approves the proposal, he or she shall submit it to the joint committee on finance for approval, modification or disapproval. Joint committee on finance approval of a change in the amount of supplemental payments will be considered to be given, if within 14 calendar days after the secretary of administration files a proposal with the joint committee on finance, the committee has not scheduled a public hearing or executive session to review the proposal. Payment changes approved by the joint committee on finance are subject to the approval of the governor. Following action by the joint committee on finance, the governor shall have 10 days, not including Sundays, to communicate approval or disapproval in writing. If no action is taken by the governor within that time, the decision of the joint committee on finance shall take effect. The procedures under s. 13.10 do not apply to this subsection.
49.77(3) (3) Minimum supplemental payment in certain cases. The total monthly benefits received under this section and federal Title XVI by a person or couple described in sub. (2) (a) 1. shall not be less than the total state cash assistance payment amount plus gross earned and unearned income, received by such person or couple for December of 1973.
49.77(3g) (3g) Federal payments. If federal supplemental security income payments increase, the department may, with approval as provided under sub. (2m), reduce payments under this section by all or part of the amount of the increase, subject to 42 USC 1382g.
49.77(3s) (3s) Increased supplemental payment in certain cases.
49.77(3s)(a) (a) The department shall authorize the payment of an increased state supplement to a person receiving payments under this section who resides in a residential setting if the person needs at least 40 hours per month of supportive home care, daily living skills training or community support services.
49.77(3s)(b)1.1. If a person receiving payments under this section is a minor child residing with a parent, only services needed when the parent is away from the residence for purposes of employment count toward the 40-hour requirement in par. (a).
49.77(3s)(b)2. 2. If a person receiving payments under this section resides with a spouse, only services needed either because the spouse is away from the residence for purposes of employment or because the spouse is physically or mentally unable to provide the care count toward the 40-hour requirement in par. (a).
49.77(3s)(c) (c) The department shall establish a uniform assessment process for determining eligibility under this subsection.
49.77(3s)(d) (d) The amount payable under this subsection equals the amount of the state supplement under sub. (2) (a) paid to persons living in nonmedical group homes.
49.77(4) (4) Optional federal administration.
49.77(4)(a) (a) The department may enter into an agreement with the secretary under which the secretary will provide supplemental payments to all eligible persons on behalf of the state or any of its subdivisions. Under the agreement the department shall pay to the secretary an amount specified in accordance with agreed procedures. The department may make advance payments to the secretary if the agreement so provides.
49.77(4)(b) (b) The department may enter into an agreement with the secretary under which the secretary may determine eligibility for medical assistance in the case of aged, blind or disabled individuals under the state plan approved under Title XIX of the social security act.
49.77(4)(c) (c) Agreements made under this subsection or modifications to such agreements require prior approval or amendment by the joint committee on finance. Prior approval will be deemed to be given if within 21 calendar days following the department filing a proposed modification with the joint committee on finance, the committee has not scheduled a public hearing or executive session to review the proposed modification. Agreements or modifications to such agreements approved by the joint committee on finance shall be subject to the approval of the governor. Following action by the joint committee on finance, the governor shall have 10 days, not including Sundays, to communicate approval or disapproval in writing. If no action is taken by the governor within that time, the decision of the joint committee on finance shall take effect. The procedures under s. 13.10 do not apply to this paragraph.
49.77(5) (5) Income determination. In determining the amount of aid to be granted a person applying for supplemental payments under this section, income shall be disregarded to the extent allowed by federal regulations.
49.77(6) (6) Authority to administer; rules. The department shall administer this section and s. 49.775, and may promulgate rules to guide the administration of eligibility determinations and benefits payments.
49.77 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 2, Wis. adm. code.
49.77 Annotation Because there is no statutory authority and DHFS had not properly promulgated a rule under ch. 227, administrative recovery of overpayments of benefits under this section was unauthorized. Mack v. DHFS, 231 Wis. 2d 644, 605 N.W.2d 651 (Ct. App. 1999), 99-0627.
49.775 49.775 Payments for the support of children of supplemental security income recipients.
49.775(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
49.775(1)(a) (a) “Custodial parent" has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (b).
49.775(1)(b) (b) “Dependent child" has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (c).
49.775(2) (2) Supplemental payments. Subject to sub. (3), the department shall make a monthly payment in the amount specified in sub. (4) to a custodial parent for the support of each dependent child of the custodial parent if all of the following conditions are met:
49.775(2)(a) (a) The custodial parent is a recipient of supplemental security income under 42 USC 1381 to 1383c or of state supplemental payments under s. 49.77, or both.
49.775(2)(b) (b) If the dependent child has 2 custodial parents, each custodial parent receives supplemental security income under 42 USC 1381 to 1383c or state supplemental payments under s. 49.77, or both.
49.775(2)(bm) (bm) The custodial parent assigns to the state any right of the custodial parent or of the dependent child to support from any other person accruing during the time that any payment under this subsection is made to the custodial parent. No amount of support that begins to accrue after the individual ceases to receive payments under this section may be considered assigned to the state. Seventy-five percent of all money that is received by the department of children and families under an assignment to the state under this paragraph shall be paid to the custodial parent. The department of children and families shall pay the federal share of support assigned under this paragraph as required under federal law or waiver.
49.775(2)(c) (c) The dependent child of the custodian parent meets the eligibility criteria under the aid to families with dependent children program under s. 49.19 (1) to (19) or would meet the eligibility criteria under s. 49.19 but for the application of s. 49.19 (20).
49.775(2)(d) (d) The dependent child does not receive supplemental security income under 42 USC 1381 to 1383d.
49.775(2)(e) (e) The custodial parent meets any of the following conditions:
49.775(2)(e)1. 1. The custodial parent is ineligible for aid under s. 49.19 solely because he or she receives supplemental security income under 42 USC 1381 to 1383c or state supplemental payments under s. 49.77.
49.775(2)(e)2. 2. The custodial parent is ineligible for a Wisconsin works employment position, as defined under s. 49.141 (1) (r), solely because of the application of s. 49.145 (2) (i).
49.775(2m) (2m) Disregard of support. In determining a custodial parent's eligibility under this section, the department shall, for purposes of determining the custodial parent's income, disregard any court-ordered support that is received by or owed to the custodial parent.
49.775(3) (3) Two-parent families. In the case of a dependent child who has 2 custodial parents, the department may not make more than one payment under sub. (2) per month for the support of that dependent child.
49.775(4) (4) Payment amount. The payment under sub. (2) is $250 per month for one dependent child and $150 per month for each additional dependent child.
49.775 Note NOTE: Sub. (4) is shown as renumbered from sub. (4) (a) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
49.775 History History: 1997 a. 27, 237; 1999 a. 9; 2005 a. 25; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28; s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
49.775 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 2, Wis. adm. code.
49.776 49.776 Payment of support arrears. If a custodial parent who formerly received payments under s. 49.775 but who is no longer receiving payments under s. 49.775 assigned to the state under s. 49.775 (2) (bm) his or her right or the right of the dependent child to support from any other person, the department shall pay to the custodial parent all money in support arrears that is collected by the department after the custodial parent's receipt of payments under s. 49.775 ceased and that accrued while the custodial parent was receiving those payments.
49.776 History History: 2009 a. 28.
49.78 49.78 Income maintenance administration.
49.78(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
49.78(1)(b) (b) “Income maintenance program" means the Medical Assistance program under subch. IV, the Badger Care health care program under s. 49.665, the food stamp program under 7 USC 2011 to 2036 except for the employment and training program described in s. 49.79 (9), or the cemetery, funeral, and burial expenses program under s. 49.785.
49.78(1)(br) (br) “Multicounty consortium" means a group of counties that is approved by the department under sub. (1m) to administer income maintenance programs.
49.78(1)(cr) (cr) “Tribal governing body" means an elected governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe.
49.78(1m) (1m) Multicounty consortia.
49.78(1m)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), each county with a population of less than 750,000 shall participate in a multicounty consortium that is approved by the department under par. (b).
49.78(1m)(b) (b) By October 31, 2011, the department shall approve multicounty consortia. The department may not approve more than 10 multicounty consortia.
49.78(1m)(c) (c) If a county with a population of less than 750,000 does not participate in a multicounty consortium or the department determines that a multicounty consortium does not satisfy the department's performance requirements, the department shall assume responsibility for administering income maintenance programs in that county or in the geographical area of the multicounty consortium. The department may provide income maintenance program administration under this paragraph by contracting with another multicounty consortium or by providing the administrative services with state resources and employees.
49.78(1m)(d) (d) If the department assumes responsibility for administering income maintenance programs in a county or in the geographical area of the multicounty consortium under par. (c), any county for which the department administers income maintenance programs shall pay to the department the amount that the county expended for the administration of income maintenance programs in calendar year 2009. For the purposes of this paragraph, Kenosha County expended $673,000 for the administration of income maintenance programs in calendar year 2009.
49.78(1r) (1r) Single county consortia. The department shall administer income maintenance programs in a county with a population of 750,000 or more as a single-county consortium, including the administrative functions specified in sub. (2) (b) 1.
49.78(2) (2) Contracts with multicounty consortia.
49.78(2)(a) (a) Annually, beginning with contracts for 2012, the department shall enter into a contract with each multicounty consortium to administer income maintenance programs in the multicounty consortium's geographical area.
49.78(2)(b) (b) A contract under par. (a) shall provide all of the following:
49.78(2)(b)1. 1. That the multicounty consortia shall be responsible for all of the following administrative functions related to income maintenance programs:
49.78(2)(b)1.a. a. Operating and maintaining a call center.
49.78(2)(b)1.b. b. Conducting application processing and eligibility determinations.
49.78(2)(b)1.c. c. Conducting ongoing case management.
49.78(2)(b)1.d. d. Providing lobby services.
49.78(2)(b)2. 2. That the department and multicounty consortia shall cooperate to provide the following administrative functions related to the income maintenance programs:
49.78(2)(b)2.a. a. Conducting subrogation and benefit recovery efforts.
49.78(2)(b)2.b. b. Participating in fair hearings.
49.78(2)(b)2.c. c. Conducting fraud prevention and identification activities.
49.78(2)(b)3. 3. That the department will reimburse a multicounty consortium for services provided under the contract using a method determined by the department.
49.78(2m) (2m) Administration by a tribal governing body.
49.78(2m)(a) (a) A tribal governing body may administer income maintenance programs by electing to have the department administer the tribe's income maintenance programs or by providing the required administrative services and entering into a contract with the department for reimbursement under par. (b).
49.78(2m)(b) (b) Annually, for the income maintenance administrative program functions, if any, that the department delegates to a tribal governing body, the department and tribal governing body may enter into a contract, for reimbursement of the tribal governing body for the reasonable cost of administering income maintenance programs.
49.78(2m)(c) (c) The amount of each reimbursement paid under a contract entered into par. (b) shall be calculated using a formula based on workload within the limits of state and federal funds. The department may adjust reimbursement amounts determined under the contract for workload changes and computer network activities performed by a tribal governing body.
49.78(2r) (2r) Departmental administrative functions. The department shall perform all of the following administrative functions related to income maintenance programs:
49.78(2r)(a) (a) Providing income maintenance worker training.
49.78(2r)(b) (b) Performing 2nd-party reviews.
49.78(2r)(c) (c) Administering the funeral expenses program under s. 49.785.
49.78(2r)(d) (d) Providing information technology and licenses for call centers that are operated by multicounty consortia.
49.78(2r)(e) (e) Maintaining the client assistance reemployment and economic support system.
49.78(2r)(f) (f) Contracting with multicounty consortia under sub. (2), including establishing performance requirements.
49.78(2r)(g) (g) Contracting with tribal governing bodies under sub. (2m), including establishing performance requirements.
49.78(2r)(h) (h) Monitoring contracts with multicounty consortia and tribal governing bodies, including compliance with performance standards and federal and other reporting requirements.
49.78(2r)(i) (i) Operating a centralized document processing unit.
49.78(3) (3) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules establishing standards of competency, including training requirements, for income maintenance workers.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)