2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hashmi
Increase Personal Needs Allowance for Auxiliary Grant Recipients

Item 344 #2s

Item 344 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,200,000 GF

Page 430, line 25, strike "$48,227,762" and insert "$49,427,762".

Page 430, after line 44, insert:

"3. Effective January 1, 2023, the monthly personal care allowance for Auxiliary Grant recipients shall be $115 per month, unless modified as indicated below. The personal care allowance for auxiliary grant recipients shall increase annually by the same percentage as the federal government cost of living increases for Supplemental Security Income.

Page 430, line 45, strike "3" and insert "4".


(This amendment adds $1.2 million from the general fund the second year to increase the monthly personal care allowance for Auxiliary Grant recipients from $82 per month to $115 per month. The personal needs allowance has been generally flat since 2009. The recipient may use their personal needs allowance to cover medical supplies, medical co-pays, laundry services offered by their provider, and other expenses. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)