This bill allows enrollees in the Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) program to continue participating after turning 65 years of age under certain conditions.
Section 1 (256B.056, subdivision 1a) adds a cross-reference for language added in section 2.
Section 2 (256B.056, subdivision 3) disregards, for Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility purposes, the assets and spousal income, up to certain limits, of MA-EPD participants who turn 65 years of age and have been enrolled in MA-EPD for at least 24 consecutive months.
For people who turn 65 years of age in 2012 or 2013, MA-EPD qualification is required for at least 20 months in the two-year period prior to turning 65 years of age.
Section 3 requires the Department of Human Services commissioner, by June 1, 2012, to seek federal approval to allow individuals meeting the new MA eligibility criteria in section 2 to continue MA-EPD enrollment.
Section 4 allows current MA-EPD enrollees who meet certain requirements and turn 65 years of age in 2012 to continue MA-EPD enrollment while seeking federal approval under section 3.
Section 5 requires the fiscal analysis for the changes in the MA-EPD program to include the cost to other state and federal agencies if these changes are not implemented.