2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Murphy
Review Medicaid Eligibility Requirements for SSI Recipients (language only)

Item 313 #18h

Item 313 #18h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 382, after line 17, insert:

"AAAAAA. The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) shall research the implications of eliminating restrictive Medicaid eligibility requirements through a "1634 agreement" with the Social Security Administration (SSA) which will allow for automatic enrollment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients into Virginia's Medicaid program as categorically eligible individuals.  DMAS shall report on its findings, including cost and programmatic changes that would be necessary to effect such changes by October 1, 2021 to the Governor and General Assembly."


(This amendment adds language requiring DMAS to research and report on the costs and program changes which would be necessary to allow all Supplemental Security Income recipients to become automatically enrolled in the Medicaid program. Currently, Medicaid enrollment is not automatic for this population and they must meet income and resource requirements to become eligible for Medicaid.)