Bill Summary for H 752 (2019-2020)
Apr 15 2019
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AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR RECIPIENTS OF STATE-COUNTY SPECIAL ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO CORRECT FOR INFLATION AND ALLOW RESIDENTS OF ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES TO RETAIN MORE OF THEIR OWN FUNDS TO PURCHASE PERSONAL ITEMS; AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES, TO OFFSET THE COST OF THIS INCREASE.Intro. by Ball, Howard, Carney.
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Includes whereas clauses.
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services, to increase the personal needs allowance under the State-County Special Assistance program from $46 to $70 per month per recipient, effective October 1, 2019.
Appropriates $2,250,000 in recurring funds for 2019-20 and $3 million in recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the DHHS, Division of Social Services, to offset the cost of increasing the personal need allowance amount.
Effective July 1, 2019.