December 6, 2019
by Tony Adams, Adams and Associates Government Relations
The 2019–2020 budget that passed the Legislature but was vetoed by the Governor includes a section of the bill that has $2,250,000 for special assistance personal needs allowance for adult care home residents. This would increase the personal needs allowance for residents from $46 to $70 a month effective October 1, 2019. The budget also would allocate $3,300,000 for temporary assistance for facilities that serve special assistance residents. NCALA and other affected organizations are working with legislators to get the increases placed in a “mini-budget” during the January special session of the legislature.