(A) If the United States secretary of health and human services grants a waiver of any contrary federal requirements governing the medical assistance program or the director of job and family services determines that there are no contrary federal requirements, divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section apply to determinations of eligibility under this chapter:
(1) In determining the eligibility of an assistance group for assistance under this chapter, the department of job and family services shall exclude from the income and resources applicable to the assistance group the value of any tuition payment contract entered into under section 3334.09 of the Revised Code or any scholarship awarded under section 3334.18 of the Revised Code and the amount of payments made by the Ohio tuition trust authority under section 3334.09 of the Revised Code pursuant to the contract or scholarship.
(2) The department shall not require any person to terminate a tuition payment contract entered into under Chapter 3334. of the Revised Code as a condition of an assistance group's eligibility for assistance under this chapter.
(B) To the extent required by federal law, the department shall include as income any refund paid under section 3334.10 of the Revised Code to a member of the assistance group.
(C) Not later than sixty days after July 1, 1994, the department shall apply to the United States department of health and human services for a waiver of any federal requirements that otherwise would be violated by implementation of division (A) of this section.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000