LD 1132
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
LR 945
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Provide Additional Food Supplement Assistance for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3104, sub-§17  is enacted to read:

17 Elderly or disabled recipient minimum benefit.   If a household includes an elderly or disabled member and receives a federally funded benefit in an amount less than $30 per month under the statewide food supplement program administered pursuant to this section, the State shall provide a supplement to increase the total benefit to $30 per month. For the purposes of this subsection, "elderly or disabled member" has the same meaning as in the federal Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, 7 United States Code, Section 2012(j).


This bill requires the State to ensure that a household that includes a member who is elderly or disabled and that receives a federally funded benefit under the statewide food supplement program receives a minimum benefit of $30 per month by providing a supplemental benefit if necessary.

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