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55 Pa. Code § 140.551. Extended categorically needy medical benefits due to collection of support.


§ 140.551. Extended categorically needy medical benefits due to collection of support.

 (a)  Extended categorically needy medical benefits are provided to AFDC or AFDC-U families whose assistance was discontinued as a result, wholly or partly, of the collection or increased collection of support and who received AFDC or AFDC-U in at least 3 of the 6 months immediately preceding the month in which Cash Assistance was discontinued.

 (b)  Categorically needy medical benefits will continue for 4 months beginning with the day following the termination date of cash eligibility. When a person’s AFDC or AFDC-U payments are discontinued and the client has failed to report changes in a timely manner, the 4 months begin with the date on which Cash Assistance was erroneously paid.


   The provisions of this §  140.551 adopted October 16, 1992, effective upon publication and apply retroactively to December 1, 1984, 22 Pa.B. 5164.

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