2023 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB6001 (Enrolled)

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Item 334

Item 334

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Continuing Income Assistance Services (46100)$56,355,832$56,355,832
Social Security Disability Determination (46102)FY2023 $56,355,832FY2024 $56,355,832
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2023 $1,515,236FY2024 $1,515,236
SpecialFY2023 $152,258FY2024 $152,258
Federal TrustFY2023 $54,688,338FY2024 $54,688,338

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.