2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Reduce Eligibility to 250 Percent of Supplemental Security Income

Item 297 #24s

Item 297 #24s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($36,440,811) GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($36,440,811) NGF

Page 196, line 50, strike "$7,272,405,030" and insert "$7,199,523,408".
Page 208, line 32, after "RRR." insert "1.".
Page 208, after line 39, insert:
"2.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to reduce the income limit for eligibility under the 300 percent Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility group to 250 percent of the SSI payment level.  The department shall implement this change effective July 1, 2011.
3.  To the extent the 101st United States Congress enacts legislation that extends enhanced federal Medicaid funding, the amounts reduced in this paragraph shall not become effective."

(This amendment further reduces eligibility for the SSI eligibility group from 275 to 250 percent of SSI. The introduced budget reduces eligibility on January 1, 2011 from 300 to 275 percent of SSI. The governor's amendments announced on February 17, 2010 recommended reducing eligibility to 250 percent of SSI each year. Language is added to restore funding to 300 percent of SSI if Congress passes a 6-month extension of enhanced federal Medicaid funding.)