|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Mar 04, 2014||referred to aging|
senate Bill S6734
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S6734 - Details
S6734 - Summary
Increases income eligibility levels in the EPIC program from $35,000 to $75,000 for unmarried residents and from $50,000 to $100,000 for married residents.
S6734 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6734 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to eligibility levels in the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Increases the income limits in the EPIC program to $75,000 for single and $100,000 for married couples. Also, excludes social security income from income threshold determinations. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Subdivision 3 of section 241 of the elder law is amended to exclude social security income from income threshold determinations under the EPIC program. Section 2: Subdivision 2 of section 242 of the elder law is amended to allow for the increase in the limits of income for the elderly covered under the EPIC program to $75,000 for individual enrollees and $100,000 for married enrollees. Section 3 and 4: Amends section 248 of the elder law to reflect the increase in the limits of income for the elderly covered under the EPIC program to $75,000 for individual enrollees and $100,000 for
S6734 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6734 I N S E N A T E March 4, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. VALESKY, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, KLEIN, SAVINO -- 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 levels in the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 241 of the elder law is amended to read as follows: 3. "Income" shall mean "household gross income" as defined in the real property tax circuit breaker credit program, pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph one of subsection (e) of section six hundred six of the tax law, [but] EXCLUDING ANY PAYMENTS RECEIVED UNDER THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, AND only shall include the income of program applicants and spouses and shall exclude the income of other members of the house- hold. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 242 of the elder law, as added by section 5 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 2. Persons eligible for catastrophic coverage under section two hundred forty-eight of this title shall include: (a) any unmarried resident who is at least sixty-five years of age and whose income for the calendar year immediately preceding the effective date of the annual coverage period beginning on or after January first, two thousand one, is more than twenty thousand and less than or equal to [thirty-five] SEVENTY-FIVE thousand dollars. After the initial determi- nation of eligibility, each eligible individual must be redetermined eligible at least every twenty-four months; and (b) any married resident who is at least sixty-five years of age and whose income for the calendar year immediately preceding the effective date of the annual coverage period when combined with the income in the same calendar year of such married person's spouse beginning on or after January first, two thousand one, is more than twenty-six thousand dollars and less than or equal to [fifty] ONE HUNDRED thousand dollars. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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