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HF 175

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; excluding aid and attendance benefits from the MinnesotaCare
definition of income; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.01,
subdivision 5.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256L.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.


(a) "Income" has the meaning given for earned and unearned
income for families and children in the medical assistance program, according to the
state's aid to families with dependent children plan in effect as of July 16, 1996. The
definition does not include medical assistance income methodologies and deeming
requirements. The earned income of full-time and part-time students under age 19 is
not counted as income. Public assistance payments and supplemental security income
are not excluded income.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, and unless otherwise specified in this section,
the commissioner shall use reasonable methods to calculate gross earned and unearned
income including, but not limited to, projecting income based on income received within
the past 30 days, the last 90 days, or the last 12 months.

new text begin (c) Aid and attendance benefits from the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs shall not be counted as income.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2009.
new text end