A2206. Increases income eligibility limits for PAAD program and Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program.

New Jersey Legislature. 2012-2013 Regular Session. General Assembly.

Introduced:
Feb 02, 2012
Last Action:
Feb 02, 2012
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
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History

Feb 02, 2012: Introduced in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

Feb 02, 2012: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

Summary

This bill increases the income eligibility limits established in the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program to $27,000 for single persons and $35,000 combined income for married couples. Under the Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program income eligibility limits are $10,000 higher than PAAD income eligibility limits. Therefore, this bill will increase income eligibility limits under the Senior Gold Prescription Discount program to $37,000 for single persons and $45,000 combined income for married couples. Currently the PAAD income limits for 2012 are $25,312 for single persons and $31,035 combined income for married couples. Although the PAAD law states that income eligibility limits are $16,624 and $20,383 for single persons and married couples, respectively, an annual cost-of-living increase in income eligibility limits was adopted effective January 1, 1996, which has increased these eligibility levels each year. This bill retains the annual cost-of-living increase, but raises the overall income eligibility levels for the program, effective January 1, 2013.