Section 349.6 - Utilization of employee group health benefits as a condition of

349.6 Utilization of employee group health benefits as a condition of eligibility. (Additional statutory authority: Social Services Law, Sections 20, 34, 131-p, 363-a, 366, 367-a) As a condition of eligibility or continued eligibility, any applicant or recipient of home relief or aid to dependent children who is or becomes employed and whose employer provides group health insurance benefits, including benefits for a spouse and dependent children of such applicant or recipient, shall apply for and utilize such benefits.

(a) Such applicant or recipient may also be required to apply for and utilize benefits provided by former employers.

(b) For those households who have more than one employer offering group health insurance benefits the agency may determine which employer offers the most comprehensive and/or substantial coverage and the applicant or recipient shall be required to apply for or continue and utilize the policy selected by the social services district.

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