2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5015 (Floor Approved)

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Restore Funds to Eliminate 40 Qtr. Medicaid Eligibility Rule for Legal Immigrants

Item 482.20 #1s

Item 482.20 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,289,890 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,332,250,587)".

Page 205, line 9, strike "$1,335,540,477" and insert "1,332,250,587".

Page 215, line 15, strike "($3,289,890)" and insert "$0".

Page 216, line 8, strike "($127,501,107)" and insert "($124,211,217)".


(This amendment restores $3.3 million general fund the second year to eliminate, effective July 1, 2021, the current Medicaid requirement that legal permanent residents have 40 quarters (10 years) of work experience in order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits. Federal law requires five years of legal residence to qualify for Medicaid but Virginia requires 10 years of work experience, one of six states with such a requirement. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget.)