Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) Act (2007)
Federal bill would establish a national insurance program financed by voluntary payroll deductions which would allow adults who become functionally impaired to purchase community living assistance services and supports. Individuals must be 18 years old and have contributed to the program at least 5 years in order to qualify for benefits of between $50 and $100 a day, depending on the level of disability or cognitive impairment. Beneficiaries will be able to purchase services that assist them with daily activities, such as bathing and eating, as well as tasks related to communicating, managing money, housekeeping and taking medications.
Bill Number H.R. 3001/ S. 1758
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)/ Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Date of Introduction 7/10/2007
Latest Activity Bill did not pass in the Legislative session.
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Topic: Home and Community-Based Services