2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Maintain Medicaid Eligibility for Long-term Care Services

Item 307 #7h

Item 307 #7h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $2,000,000 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $2,000,000 NGF

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(This amendment restores $2.0 million from the general fund and $2.0 million in federal Medicaid matching funds in the second year and eliminates language in the budget which would have reduced the eligibility limit for Medicaid long-term care services in fiscal year 2014. Currently, elderly or disabled individuals with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment level ($2,094 per month) may be eligible for Medicaid long-term care services. Chapter 3, 2012 Special Session I Virginia Acts of Assembly reduces this eligibility limit to 267 percent of the SSI payment level effective January 1, 2014, resulting in fewer individuals qualifying for Medicaid funded nursing home care or long-term care waiver services.)