(a) Any payment made under this section shall not be considered income or assets for purposes of determining the eligibility for, or the amount of, any benefits or assistance under any State or local program financed in whole or in part with State funds.
(b) Pursuant to G.S. 108A-26.1, the Department of Health and Human Services shall do the following:
(1) Provide income, resource, and asset disregard to an applicant for, or recipient of, public assistance who receives compensation under this Part. The amount of the income, resource, and asset disregard shall be equal to the total compensation paid to the individual from the Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Fund.
(2) Provide resource protection by reducing any subsequent recovery by the State under G.S. 108A-70.5 from a deceased recipient's estate for payment of Medicaid-paid services by the amount of resource disregard given under subdivision (1) of this subsection.
(3) Adopt rules to implement the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection. (2013-360, s. 6.18(a).)
Last modified: March 23, 2014