Congress adopted the Pickle amendment (named after its sponsor, Senator Pickle), 42 U.S.C. § 1396a, to protect Medicaid eligibility for certain persons who had formerly received both SSI benefits (under Title XVI of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1381 et seq.), and Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits (under Title II of the Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401-433), but lost the former as a result of Title II COLA’s, which increase the Title II monthly cash payment at a much faster rate than Title XVI COLAs. Once the unearned Title II income exceeds the income limits, the SSI recipient becomes ineligible for SSI. Under Pickle, although the recipient is no longer eligible for SSI monthly cash payments, he or she continues to receive Medi-Cal
- “Making a Murderer” and Brendan Dassey’s Low IQ Defense.
- The Regional Center Individual Program Plan or, “IPP.”
- 1st-party Court-Established Special Needs Trust and the State’s Right to Reimbursement for Medical Assistance Paid on Behalf of the Beneficiary under a State Plan?
- The Regional Center System for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
- Tragedy at Inland Regional Center