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HF 2762

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:11am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; adding an income disregard for medical assistance;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.056, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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 guidelines. 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.

new text begin (g) In computing income to determine eligibility of persons under section 256B.055,
subdivisions 4 and 7, who were enrolled in at least ten of the 12 months preceding the month
in which the person experienced an increase in earned income and when the increased earned
income results in the person's countable income exceeding the limits in paragraph (a), the
commissioner shall disregard the increase in earned income for a total of six months.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon federal approval or July 1, 2018,
whichever occurs later. The commissioner of human services shall notify the revisor of
statutes when federal approval is obtained.
new text end