Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Citizen Documentation Requirements are Administratively and Fiscally Burdensome
Section 6036 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) imposed new citizenship and identity documentation requirements for U.S. citizens applying for or renewing Medicaid coverage. With certain exceptions, individuals applying for or renewing Medicaid benefits must present original documents verifying citizenship and identity that are approved under the DRA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing regulations. The DRA exempts individuals who receive Medicare and/or Social Security Disability Income, Social Security Income, and child welfare, adoption and foster care assistance recipients under Titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act.
Released Sept. 24, 2007