Chapter 401 of the Laws of 1993 authorized a pass-through of the January 1, 1994 federal cost-of-living increase given to SSI recipients. The January 1, 1994 federal SSI increase has been set at 2.6% or $12.00 per month. The law also increases the minimum Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) for residents of certified Congregate Care facilities.
As a result of this law, effective January 1, 1994 the monthly benefit for SSI recipients in Family Type Homes for Adults in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties will be $712.48 for individuals and $1,424.96 for couples. In all other districts, the monthly benefit for SSI recipients residing in Family Type Homes for Adults will be $674.48 for individuals and $1,348.96 for couples. The minimum personal needs allowance for all residents will be $87.00 a month. We have been advised that the increase will be included in the resident's January check.