P.L. 93–233, Approved December 31, 1973 (87 Stat. 947)

Social Security Benefits—Increase

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Eligibility of Supplemental Security Income Recipients for Benefits

Sec. 8. 

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(c) [42 U.S.C. 1382e note]  For purposes of section 6(g) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 and subsections (b)(3) and (f) of this section, the level of State supplementary payment under section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act shall be found by the Secretary to have been specifically increased so as to include the bonus value of benefits (1) only if, prior to October 1, 1973, the State has entered into an agreement with the Secretary or taken other positive steps which demonstrate its intention to provide supplementary payments under section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act at a level which is at least equal to the maximum level which can be determined under section 401(b)(1) of the Social Security Amendments of 1972 and which is such that the limitation on State fiscal liability under section 401 does result in a reduction in the amount which would otherwise be payable to the Secretary by the State, and (2) only with respect to such months as the State may, at its option, elect.

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(d) [42 U.S.C. 1382e note]  Upon the request of a State, the Secretary shall find, for purposes of the provisions specified in subsection (c), that the level of such State’s supplementary payments of the type described in section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act has been specifically increased for any month so as to include the bonus value of benefits (and that such State meets the applicable requirements of subsection (c)(1)) if—

(1)  the Secretary has found (under this subsection or subsection (c), as in effect in December 1980) that such State’s supplementary payments in December 1980 were increased to include the bonus value of benefits[144]; and

(2)  such State continues without interruption to meet the requirements of section 1618 of such Act for each month after the month referred to in paragraph (1) and up to and including the month for which the Secretary is making the determination.

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Medicaid Eligibility for Individuals Receiving Mandatory State Supplementary Payments

Sec. 13. 

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(c) [42 U.S.C. 1396a note]  In addition to other requirements imposed by law as conditions for the approval of any State plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act, there is hereby imposed (effective January 1, 1974) the requirement (and each such State plan shall be deemed to require) that medical assistance under such plan shall be provided to any individual—

(1)  for any month for which there (A) is payable with respect to such individual a supplementary payment pursuant to an agreement entered into between the State and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under section 212(a) of Public Law 93-66, and (B) would be payable with respect to such individual such a supplementary payment, if the amount of the supplementary payments payable pursuant to such agreement were established without regard to paragraph (3)(A)(ii) of such section 212(a), and

(2)  in like manner, and subject to the same terms and conditions, as medical assistance is provided under such plan to individuals with respect to whom benefits are payable for such month under the supplementary security income program established by title XVI of the Social Security Act.

Federal matching under title XIX of the Social Security Act shall be available for the medical assistance furnished to individuals who are eligible for such assistance under this subsection.

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[Internal References.—SSAct §§1616(a) and 1902 headings have footnotes referring to P.L. 93-233. P.L. 92-603, §401 heading (this volume) has a footnote referring to P.L. 93-233.]

[144]  P.L. 92-603.