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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Enrolled)

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Item 333

Item 333

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Continuing Income Assistance Services (46100)$54,911,365$54,911,365
Social Security Disability Determination (46102)FY2019 $54,911,365FY2020 $54,911,365
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $1,465,118FY2020 $1,465,118
SpecialFY2019 $152,258FY2020 $152,258
Federal TrustFY2019 $53,293,989FY2020 $53,293,989

Authority: Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Code of Virginia; Titles II and XVI, P.L. 74-271, Federal Code.


A. The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in cooperation with the Department of Social Services and local social services agencies, shall develop an expedited process for transitioning hospitalized persons to rehabilitation facilities when the patient may meet the criteria established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Medicaid for disability. As part of this expedited process, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) shall make Medicaid disability determinations within seven business days of the receipt of social service referrals, when the referrals include sufficient evidence that appropriately documents SSA's definition of disability. If the referrals do not contain sufficient documentation of disability, DARS shall continue to expedite processing of these priority referrals under Medicaid regulations.


B. The general fund appropriation in this item shall only be used for the cost of Medicaid disability determinations and for no other purpose.