senate Bill S6734

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases income eligibility levels in the EPIC program

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Mar 04, 2014 referred to aging

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S6734 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง241, 242 & 248, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S984
2009-2010: S1839

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

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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