senate Bill S7647
(D) 32nd Senate District
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Relates to eligibility under the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program; provides that an individual over the age of sixty need not be the head of the household to qualify under the program.
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the elder law, in relation to the naturally occurring
retirement community supportive service program
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
To remove head of household requirement from the definition of
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Paragraph (b) of subdivision I of section 209 of the elder law is
amended as follows: (b) "Elderly" or "elderly persons" shall mean
persons who are sixty years of age or older AND WHO ARE HEADS OF
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC's) provide
non-medical support and opportunities for socialization for older New
Yorkers that reside within its service area. Local community matching
funds shall allow for dues, fees for service, individual and community
contributions in order to remain viable. This bill removes the head of
house hold requirement that may prevent an adult over the age of 60
from participating in NORC supportive services. Allowing more people
to participate in these important socialization programs will prevent
social isolation and delay institutionalization of elderly people.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
This is a new Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE :
This Act shall take effect immediately.
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