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House Bill No. 6356

Public Act No. 11-122

AN ACT CONCERNING A CLARIFICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES' REQUIREMENT TO GIVE NOTICE REGARDING REPAYMENT OF SERVICES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 17b-77 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2011):

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services shall notify each applicant for aid under the state supplement program, medical assistance program, temporary family assistance program and state-administered general assistance program [and each person who may be liable for repayment of such aid, if known,] of the provisions of sections 17b-93 to 17b-97, inclusive, in general terms, at the time of application for such aid. [or, in the case of a person who may be liable for repayment of such aid] The commissioner shall notify each person who may be liable for repayment of such aid, if known, of the provisions of sections 17b-93 to 17b-97, inclusive, in general terms, not later than thirty days after the applicant is determined to be eligible for such aid or, if not known at the time the applicant is determined to be eligible for such aid, the department shall give such notice not later than thirty days after the date on which the commissioner identifies such person as one who may be liable for repayment of such aid. The notice shall be (1) written in plain language, (2) in an easily readable and understandable format, and (3) whenever possible, in the first language of the applicant or person who may be liable for repayment of such aid.

Approved July 8, 2011