AN ACT ESTABLISHING CERTAIN INCOME STANDARDS FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 1 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as
appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding
the following two paragraphs:-
The medical assistance income standard for a medically needy individual
shall not be less than the payment standard, including state supplement,
for a disabled individual living alone who is eligible for Supplemental
Security income payments under the provisions of Title XVI of the Social Security Act.
The medical assistance income standard for medically needy families of
two or more shall not be less than one hundred and thirty three and one-third
per cent of the highest money payment, annualized and rounded to the next
higher multiple of one hundred dollars, that is ordinarily made under
chapter one hundred and eighteen to a family of the same
size without income and resources.