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H.R. 7446 (96th): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the personal needs allowance for institutionalized recipients to thirty dollars per individual and sixty dollars per couple.


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5/28/1980--Introduced. Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require any State plan for medical assistance to exclude a personal needs allowance of at least $30 per month for an individual in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility or $60 per month for a couple from the annual income of such individual for purposes of determining such individual's eligibility for assistance.