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HF 1046

1st Division Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:20pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; phasing in an increase in the medical assistance income
limit for persons who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 256B.056, subdivision 4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.056, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Income.

(a) To be eligible for medical assistance, a person eligible under section
256B.055, subdivisions 7, 7a, and 12, may have income up to 100 percent of the federal
poverty guidelinesnew text begin through December 31, 2019new text end. new text beginThe commissioner shall increase the income
limit under this paragraph to the levels specified according to the following schedule:
new text end

new text begin (1) 105 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, effective January 1, 2020;
new text end

new text begin (2) 110 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, effective January 1, 2021;
new text end

new text begin (3) 115 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, effective January 1, 2022;
new text end

new text begin (4) 120 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, effective January 1, 2023; and
new text end

new text begin (5) 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, effective January 1, 2024.
new text end

Effective January 1, 2000, and each successive January, recipients of Supplemental Security
Income may have an income up to the Supplemental Security Income standard in effect on
that date.

(b) Effective January 1, 2014, to be eligible for medical assistance, under section
256B.055, subdivision 3a, a parent or caretaker relative may have an income up to 133
percent of the federal poverty guidelines for the household size.

(c) To be eligible for medical assistance under section 256B.055, subdivision 15, a
person may have an income up to 133 percent of federal poverty guidelines for the household
size.

(d) To be eligible for medical assistance under section 256B.055, subdivision 16, a child
age 19 to 20 may have an income up to 133 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for
the household size.

(e) To be eligible for medical assistance under section 256B.055, subdivision 3a, a child
under age 19 may have income up to 275 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for the
household size or an equivalent standard when converted using modified adjusted gross
income methodology as required under the Affordable Care Act. Children who are enrolled
in medical assistance as of December 31, 2013, and are determined ineligible for medical
assistance because of the elimination of income disregards under modified adjusted gross
income methodology as defined in subdivision 1a remain eligible for medical assistance
under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, Public Law
111-3, until the date of their next regularly scheduled eligibility redetermination as required
in subdivision 7a.

(f) In computing income to determine eligibility of persons under paragraphs (a) to (e)
who are not residents of long-term care facilities, the commissioner shall disregard increases
in income as required by Public Laws 94-566, section 503; 99-272; and 99-509. For persons
eligible under paragraph (a), veteran aid and attendance benefits and Veterans Administration
unusual medical expense payments are considered income to the recipient.