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Section: Authority of commissioner

Statute: 30:4D-7.2a

1. No encumbrance or recovery shall be imposed against or sought from the estate of a deceased recipient for assistance correctly paid under: a. The "New Jersey Medical Assistance and Health Services Act," P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.), under any of the following circumstances: (1) the amount sought to be recovered is less than $500, the gross estate is less than $3,000 or there is a surviving spouse or a surviving child who is under the age of 21 or is blind or permanently and totally disabled, except for assistance incorrectly or illegally paid, or for third party liability recovery sought under P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.); (2) in the case of a recipient who became deceased on or after the effective date of P.L.1995, c.289, if there is a surviving spouse or a surviving child who is under the age of 21 or is blind or permanently and totally disabled, except for assistance incorrectly or illegally paid, or for third party liability recovery sought under P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.); or (3) in the case of a recipient who has been afforded asset protection under a long-term care insurance partnership in accordance with the provisions of the federal "Deficit Reduction Act of 2005," Pub.L.109-171, up to the amount of assets disregarded at the time of eligibility determination; or b. The "Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled" program, P.L.1975, c.194 (C.30:4D-20 et seq.), except for assistance incorrectly or illegally paid, or for third party liability recovery sought under P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.). L.1981, c.217, s.1; amended 1983, c.371; 1992, c.115, s.2; 1995, c.289, s.2; 2009, c.321, s.1.

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