10A NCAC 71U .0216       MEDICAL DEDUCTIONS FOR MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD BENEFITS

The county department shall allow a monthly medical deduction of twenty-three dollars ($23.00) as a standard medical expense for all individuals who own a Medicare-approved Prescription Drug Card.  For individuals whose income does not exceed 135% of the federal poverty level, the county department shall also allow a medical deduction for the Medicare-approved Prescription Drug Card subsidy.  The total subsidies received in 2004 and in 2005 shall be prorated to a monthly amount and used in calculating the individual's monthly benefits for applications and recertifications processed through the end of calendar year 2005.

 

History Note:        Authority 143B‑153; P.L 108-173;

Eff. April 1, 2005.