Change Policy for Retroactive MSP Premium Assistance
- Stephanie Power, Director of Medical Service Operations and Policy
We find it unfair that when a person is applying for retroactive MSP premium assistance that they have to use their income from the year before the premiums where charged to determine if they are eligible.
With retroactive claims, because they are in the past, MSP should look at what the person actually had for an income during the premiums where charged, as that information is available, and base premium assistance off that information rather than assuming that persons circumstance had not changed.
We are proposing that the ministry look at changing policy so that when applying for retroactive premium assistance it is based on the same tax year the premiums were charged.
So if someone was going back and applying for assistance with the premiums they where charged in 2006 the level of assistance would be based off of their 2006 tax return not their 2005 tax return.
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The Change Policy for Retroactive MSP Premium Assistance petition to Stephanie Power, Director of Medical Service Operations and Policy was written by Brandy Zannet and is in the category Health at GoPetition.