TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-5.2
The Rhode Island Works Program

SECTION 40-5.2-21


§ 40-5.2-21 Eligibility for medical benefits.

(a) Every member of any family/assistance unit eligible for cash assistance under this chapter shall be eligible for medical assistance through the RIte Care or RIte Share programs, as determined by the department, subject to the provisions of subsection 40-8-1(d) and provided, further, that eligibility for such medical assistance, must qualify for federal financial participation pursuant to the provisions of Title XIX of the federal social security act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.

(b) If a family becomes ineligible for cash assistance payments under this chapter as a result of excess earnings from employment, the family/assistance unit shall continue to be eligible for medical assistance through the RIte Care or RIte Share program for a period of twelve (12) months or until employer paid family health care coverage begins, subject to the provisions of subsection 40-8-1(d), whichever occurs first; and provided, further, that eligibility for such medical assistance, must qualify for federal financial participation pursuant to the provisions of title XIX of the federal social security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 16, § 1.)