|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 08, 2010||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to aging|
|Feb 02, 2009||referred to aging|
senate Bill S1454
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1454 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1454 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1454 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the elder law, in relation to eligibility under the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To allow seniors to retain their eligibility in the EPIC program if they have previously qualified but are no longer eligible because of an increase in a public or private pension or social security benefit. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Adds a new paragraph (i) to section 242 of the elder law to allow an individual to remain eligible for the EPIC program if they were previously eligible but are no longer solely due to an increase in a public or private pension or in social security benefits. Increase amount cannot exceed consumer price index. JUSTIFICATION : The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program assists seniors with the financial burden of prescription drug costs. The EPIC program provides thousands of seniors with a vital service by paying a portion of their prescription drug costs. Residents of New York State who are 65 or older with an annual income up to $35,000 (single) or $50,000 (married) are eligible.
S1454 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1454 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 2, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, ALESI, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, LARKIN, LITTLE, MORAHAN, SALAND, VOLKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to eligibility under the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 242 of the elder law is amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows: (I) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS DETERMINED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BECOME INELIGIBLE BASED UPON INCOME SOLELY BECAUSE OF AN INCREASE IN EITHER A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PENSION OR AN INCREASE IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AS PROVIDED UNDER FEDERAL LAW WHERE SUCH INCREASE DOES NOT EXCEED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (ALL ITEMS UNITED STATES CITY AVERAGE) FOR SUCH YEAR. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04632-01-9
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