Increasing Personal Needs Allowance

This bill passed, was signed by the Governor, and became effective law July 1, 2017.

Some individuals who are aging and/or have disabilities lose a portion of their social security benefits to pay for their Medicaid expenses. Medicaid in these cases covers some medical care, mental health and long-term care expenses. This legislation would offset this loss by adjusting a personal needs allowance, based on cost of living, for these individuals.