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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 18, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2504
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2504 - Details
S2504 - Summary
Relates to income eligibility for certain medical assistance programs; restores amendments made in 2009 to require resource testing for certain benefits.
S2504 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2504 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to income eligibility; to amend chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, constituting the welfare reform act of 1997, in relation to persons who are subject to the photograph identification requirements established by the commissioner of health for the medical assistance program; and to repeal certain provisions of the social services law, relating to income eligibility of certain persons PURPOSE: To enhance cost savings and reduce Medicaid fraud by reinstating the use of a resource asset test for Medicaid eligibility. In addition, it reinstates the initial personal interview upon the filing of an application for Medicaid. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the social services law to reinstate the resource test for Medicaid eligibility and make changes to conform language to the provisions associated with such reinstatement. Also amends the social services law to reinstate the requirements of a personal interview when possible when applying for Medicaid. EXISTING LAW: Existing law allows individuals to qualify for Medicaid without reporting their resources. They only need to report income. In addition, there are no requirements that a personal interview be conducted by social services during the application process.
S2504 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2504 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to income eligibil- ity; to amend chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, constituting the welfare reform act of 1997, in relation to persons who are subject to the photograph identification requirements established by the commis- sioner of health for the medical assistance program; and to repeal certain provisions of the social services law, relating to income eligibility of certain persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Clauses (ii) and (iii) of subparagraph 1 and subparagraphs 3 and 4 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 366 of the social services law, as amended by section 58 of part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows: (ii) such person [shall not be subject to a resource test] MAY HAVE RESOURCES UP TO THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN SUBPARAGRAPH FOUR OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION; (iii) a person whose income [is] AND RESOURCES ARE within the [limit] LIMITS set forth in [clause] CLAUSES (i) AND (II) of this subparagraph shall be deemed to have unmet needs for purposes of the eligibility requirements of the safety net program as it existed on the first day of November, nineteen hundred ninety-seven; (3) is a child under the age of twenty-one years receiving care (A) away from his own home in accordance with title two of article six of this chapter; (B) during the initial thirty days of placement with the [division for youth] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES pursuant to section 353.3 of the family court act; (C) in an authorized agency when placed pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-six or 353.3 of the fami- ly court act; or (D) in residence at a division foster family home or a division contract home, and has not, according to the criteria promul- gated by the department, sufficient income AND RESOURCES, including available support from his parents, to meet all costs of required medical care and services available under this title; or
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