as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/20/2012 10:44am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing the medical assistance income limit for
certain adults without children; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section
256B.056, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.056, subdivision 4, is amended to
(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) To be eligible for medical assistance, families and children may have an income
up to 133-1/3 percent of the AFDC income standard in effect under the July 16, 1996,
AFDC state plan. Effective July 1, 2000, the base AFDC standard in effect on July 16,
1996, shall be increased by three percent.
(c) Effective July 1, 2002, to be eligible for medical assistance, families and children
may have an income up to 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for the family size.
(d) To be eligible for medical assistance under section 256B.055, subdivision 15,
a person may have an income up to deleted text begin75deleted text endnew text beginnew text end percent of federal poverty guidelines for
the family size.
(e) In computing income to determine eligibility of persons under paragraphs (a) to
(d) who are not residents of long-term care facilities, the commissioner shall disregard
increases in income as required by Public deleted text beginLaw Numbersdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end 94-566, section 503;
99-272; and 99-509. Veterans aid and attendance benefits and Veterans Administration
unusual medical expense payments are considered income to the recipient.
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