About legislation H.R. 1721, S. 697:
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act) will create a national, voluntary disability insurance program (CLASS program) under which:
The CLASS Act establishes the Independence Fund within the Treasury Department and requires the CLASS program to be treated — for tax purposes — in the same manner as a qualified long-term care insurance contract.
The CLASS Act amends the Social Security Act to require each state to:
The CLASS Act requires the secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Personal Care Attendants Workforce Advisory Panel to examine and advise the Secretary and Congress on workforce issues related to personal care attendant workers. It amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow:
Latest major action:
On March 25, 2009, the bill was referred to the House committee.
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the Ways and Means, Rules and Budget committees for a period to be determined by the House speaker. Each committee will consider the provisions that fall within its jurisdiction.