Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) Act (2009)
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. 1721/ S. 697
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)/ Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Date of Introduction 3/25/2009
Latest Activity Enacted 3/23/2010 as part of health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590)
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Home and Community-Based Services