2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

Adjust Funding to Reflect Changes in Eligiblity Operations

Item 338.10 #1h

Item 338.10 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 ($5,771,198) GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $5,771,198 NGF

Page 172, after line 50, insert:
"Department of Social Services (765)

338.Financial Assistance for Local Social Services Staff (46000)$375,068,444$377,679,017
Eligibility Determination Local Staff and Operations (46003)$198,293,667$201,793,667
Social Worker Local Staff and Operations (46006)$176,774,777$175,885,350
Fund Sources:
$115,234,376 $115,254,321
Dedicated Special Revenue$3,000,000$3,000,000
Federal Trust$256,834,068 $259,424,696

Authority: Title 63.2, Chapters 1 through 7 and 9 through 16, Code of Virginia; P.L. 104-193, Titles IV A, XIX, and XXI, Social Security Act, Federal Code, as amended.
A. The amounts in this item shall be expended under regulations of the Board of Social Services to reimburse county and city welfare/social services boards pursuant to § 63.2-401, Code of Virginia, and subject to the same percentage limitations for other administrative services performed by county and city public welfare/social services boards and superintendents of public welfare/social services pursuant to other provisions of the Code of Virginia, as amended.
B. Pursuant to the provisions of §§ 63.2-403, 63.2-406, 63.2-407, 63.2-408, and 63.2-615 Code of Virginia, all moneys deducted from funds otherwise payable out of the state treasury to the counties and cities pursuant to the provisions of § 63.2-408, Code of Virginia, shall be credited to the applicable general fund account.
C. Included in this appropriation are funds to reimburse local social service agencies for eligibility workers who interview applicants to determine qualification for public assistance benefits which include but are not limited to: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and Medicaid.
D. Included in this appropriation are funds to reimburse local social service agencies for social workers who deliver program services which include but are not limited to: child and adult protective services complaint investigations; foster care and adoption services; and adult services.
E. Out of the federal fund appropriation for local social services staff, amounts estimated at $47,000,000 the first year and $47,000,000 the second year shall be set aside for allowable local costs which exceed available general fund reimbursement and amounts estimated at $16,000,000 the first year and $16,000,000 the second year shall be set aside to reimburse local governments for allowable costs incurred in administering public assistance programs.
F.  Out of this appropriation, $439,338 the first year and $439,338 the second year from the general fund and $422,109 the first year and $422,109 the second year from nongeneral funds is provided to cover the cost of the health insurance credit for retired local social services employees."

(This amendment reduces the general fund by $5.8 million in fiscal year 2014 and and transfers $4.4 million of this funding in a companion amendment to Item 345 for information technology services for contract costs associated with the development of the new eligibility information system. It increases nongeneral funds by $5.8 million from enhanced federal Medicaid funds to reflect changes in the Department of Social Services' eligibility determination infrastructure associated with modernizing the information system and revising policies. The department has received federal approval to receive enhanced Medicaid participation in eligibility operations. Together these transactions result in a savings of $1.4 million to the general fund for eligibility infrastructure changes.)