Partners for Our Children

Senate and Final: Funding for incapacity exams is reduced to reflect increased access to medical care for applicants to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) program and a resulting decreased need for state-funded incapacity exams. Incapacity exams are provided for individuals who could not provide sufficient medical records to demonstrate eligibility for the ABD cash or Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) programs due to lack of access to medical care. The federal Medicaid Expansion and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid coverage to individuals between the ages of 19 and 64 with income at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level, who were not otherwise categorically eligible for Medicaid.