(a) Individuals who participate in the program and have resources above the eligibility levels for receipt of medical assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Subchapter XIX (commencing with Section 1396) of Chapter 7 of Title 42 of the United States Code) shall be eligible to receive those in-home supportive services benefits specified by the State Department of Social Services, and those Medi-Cal benefits specified by the State Department of Health Care Services, for which they would otherwise be eligible, if, prior to becoming eligible for benefits, they have purchased a long-term care insurance policy or a health care service plan contract covering long-term care that has been certified by the State Department of Health Care Services pursuant to this division.
(b) Individuals may purchase approved and certified long-term care insurance policies or health care service plan contracts which cover long-term care services in amounts equal to the resources they wish to protect, so long as the amount of insurance purchased exceeds the minimum level set by the State Department of Health Care Services pursuant to Section 22009.
Terms Used In California Welfare and Institutions Code 22003
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
(c) The resource protection provided by this division shall be effective only for long-term care policies, and health care service plan contracts that cover long-term care services, when the policy or contract is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on July 1, 1993, and thereafter.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 487, Sec. 4. (SB 1384) Effective January 1, 2017.)