on - Session - 129th Maine Legislature
Resolve, To Review Asset Limits for Social Service Programs
Sec. 1. Department of Health and Human Services to examine asset limits. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall convene a stakeholder group to examine the asset limits for eligibility that are applied to the elderly low-cost drug program pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 254-D, the Medicare savings program established in department Rule Chapter 332, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program under Title 22, chapter 1053-B and the statewide food supplement program established in Title 22, section 3104 and under department Rule Chapter 301. The department and stakeholder group shall examine asset limits to determine if they meet the appropriate missions of the programs or present barriers and shall determine compliance with federal laws and guidelines. The department shall submit a report, no later than December 1, 2019, to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services with its findings, legislative recommendations and any rulemaking activities related to asset limits. The committee is authorized to report out legislation relating to the report in the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.
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