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SECTION 31.29
Monthly personal allowances
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 31
§ 31.29 Monthly personal allowances.

(a) Each resident of a residential care center for adults shall be
entitled to retain out of his or her income, including supplemental
security income or safety net assistance benefits pursuant to the social
services law, a monthly personal allowance in an amount equal to the
monthly personal allowance established in section one hundred
thirty-one-o of the social services law for persons receiving
residential care.

(b) Any resident of a residential care center for adults, or a state
operated community residence, who does not receive a monthly personal
needs allowance as provided in subdivision (a) of this section shall, in
accordance with regulations of the commissioner, be eligible to receive
a state payment for personal needs if such resident:

1. does not have countable income, as such term is defined in section
two hundred eight of the social services law, in an amount equal to or
greater than the amount of the monthly personal allowance for
individuals receiving residential care established in section one
hundred thirty-one-o of the social services law; and

2. does not have countable resources, as such term is defined in
section two hundred eight of the social services law, in an amount equal
to or greater than the amount of resources an individual or couple may
have and remain eligible for supplemental security income benefits and
additional state payments pursuant to title XVI of the federal social
security act and title six of article five of the social services law.

(c) The amount of the state payment shall be the amount of the monthly
personal allowance established in section one hundred thirty-one-o of
the social services law for persons receiving residential care less the
resident's countable income.

(d) The provisions of section one hundred thirty-one-o of the social
services law shall apply to all allowances and state payments under this
section.

(e) The commissioner is authorized to promulgate necessary regulations
to provide for the time and manner for such state payments for personal
needs.