New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4d-21 - Pharmaceutical Assistance Eligibility

30:4D-21. Pharmaceutical assistance eligibility
2. a. Any resident of this State who is either a recipient of disability insurance benefits under Title II of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. s. 401 et seq.) or 65 years of age and over and whose annual income is less than $16,624 if single or, if married, whose annual income combined with that of his spouse is less than $20,383, shall be eligible for "Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled" if he is not otherwise qualified for assistance under P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.). Annual income shall not include gain from the sale of a principal residence that is excluded from gross income pursuant to N.J.S.54A:6-9.

b. Beginning January 1, 1996 and annually thereafter, the income eligibility limits provided in subsection a. of this section shall increase by the amount of the maximum Social Security benefit cost-of-living increase for that year for single and married persons, respectively. The commissioner shall adopt the new income limits annually by regulation pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.).

L.1975,c.194,s.2; amended 1975,c.312; 1981,c.499,s.1; 1985,c.291,s.1; 1987,c.221; 1989,c.16; 1991,c.84; 1995,c.27,s.1.

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