A06968 Summary:

BILL NO    A06968 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Walter (MS)

COSPNSR    Raia, Borelli, Corwin, Finch

MLTSPNSR   McDonough, Oaks, Tenney

Amd S241, Eld L

Excludes 50% of an individual's social security income from income calculations
for purposes of determining eligibility in the EPIC program.
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A06968 Actions:

BILL NO    A06968 

04/29/2013 referred to aging
01/08/2014 referred to aging
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A06968 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06968 Memo:


TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the elder law, in relation to social
security income and eligibility in the EPIC program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would exclude fifty percent
of income derived from social security when determining eligibility in
the EPIC program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:  Section 1. Amends subdivision 3 of
section 241 of the elder law to exclude fifty percent of social security
income when determining if an individual is eligible for benefits under
the EPIC program.

Section 2. State the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation seeks to provide greater assistance to
an already overburdened group of individuals seeking benefits provided
by the EPIC program. By allowing such individuals to exclude fifty
percent of their social security income when determining EPIC eligibil-
ity, an increased number of senior citizens in the State of New York
would have greater access to necessary prescription medications, and
more flexibility with their retirement income.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  A3920 of 2011-2012: Held for consideration
in Aging

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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