Bill Text: NY S02187 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-21 - referred to ways and means [S02187 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02187-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 156
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. BAILEY, GOUNARDES, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging --
          reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
          report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
          retaining its place in the order of third reading
        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, 2020.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.