Provides that an individual shall not become ineligible under the EPIC program due to an increase in social security benefits or a public or private pension where such increase does not exceed the consumer price index.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 6, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. CARROLL, BENEDETTO, ABBATE, COLTON, GOTTFRIED,
PEOPLES-STOKES, J. RIVERA, L. ROSENTHAL, GUNTHER, SANTABARBARA,
STIRPE, BARRETT, ENGLEBRIGHT, DICKENS, BUTTENSCHON, SAYEGH, FRONTUS,
FALL, CRUZ, DINOWITZ, MONTESANO, GRIFFIN, ANDERSON, JACKSON, BARNWELL
-- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, CUSICK, GLICK, PERRY, SIMON --
read once and referred to the Committee on Aging -- reported and
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- recommitted to the
Committee on Ways and Means in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
-- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to eligibility under the
program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 242 of the elder law is amended by
2 adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
3 (i) An individual who is determined to be eligible for assistance
4 under this article shall not become ineligible based upon income solely
5 because of an increase in either a public or private pension or an
6 increase in social security benefits as provided under federal law where
7 such increase does not exceed the consumer price index (all items United
8 States city average) for such year.
9 § 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2023.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.