Individuals with developmental disabilities; financial eligibility. (HB908)

Introduced By

Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Medical Assistances Services; financial eligibility standards for certain waivers providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to amend the financial eligibility standards for individuals receiving services under the Family and Individual Support Waiver, Community Living Waiver, and Building Independence Waiver (the DD Waivers). The bill requires the Department, when determining financial eligibility for the DD Waivers, to disregard any Social Security Disability Insurance income above the maximum monthly Supplemental Security Income as determined by the U.S. Social Security Administration; however, such Social Security Disability Insurance income shall not be disregarded for purposes of determining an individual's patient pay obligation. The bill also requires the Department to (i) analyze the implications of such amendments to the financial eligibility standards for individuals under the DD waivers, which shall include a determination of the costs and the number of individuals who would benefit from such amendments and (ii) report its findings to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations and the House Committees on Health and Human Services and Appropriations no later than November 1, 2024. The bill sunsets on July 1, 2026. This bill is identical to SB 676. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement states that House Bill 908, which concerns individuals with developmental disabilities and financial eligibility for certain waivers, is expected to have a "Minimal Fiscal Impact." The bill directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to disregard Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income above the maximum monthly Supplemental Security Income when determining financial eligibility for specified Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. The statement also mentions that the bill would not have a direct fiscal impact on the waivers themselves due to the cap on approved "slots," but it is expected to increase the pool of eligible individuals, potentially leading to more individuals on the waitlist for developmental disability waiver slots. Overall, the statement indicates that the costs associated with implementing the bill are assumed to be manageable within existing resources, as DMAS is expected to be able to perform the required analysis without additional costs. The bill's provisions are set to expire on July 1, 2026, which might increase administrative burden, but it is assumed that DMAS can handle this workload within current resources.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100525D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/19/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB908)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health
02/20/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Committee substitute printed 24108117D-S1
02/22/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB908S1)
02/29/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108117D-S1
03/05/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB908S1
03/05/2024Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 24108117D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB908ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 211 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)
04/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB908ER)

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