Increases in federal benefits under Part A of Title XVI of the Social Security Act for reasons other than cost of living which are not accompanied by an increase in federal benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act shall be added to the payment schedules as set forth in Section 12200, excluding subdivision (h), in accordance with the following method: The amount of the increase in the federal monthly benefit level shall be multiplied by the number of recipients who will benefit therefrom and the resultant amount divided by the total number of recipients eligible for assistance under the provisions of this chapter at the time the increases are to go into effect, and the quotient rounded to the nearest dollar. This amount shall determine the increase in the aforementioned payment schedules.
Subsequent to the first increase pursuant to this section, each additional increase in the Title XVI federal benefit levels added to the payment schedules of Section 12200, excepting subdivision (h), shall be based on the difference between the federal benefit levels immediately applicable prior to an increase thereto and the federal benefit levels immediately applicable thereafter.
The director shall notify the Secretary of the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare of the amount of the increases to be added pursuant to this section to the payment schedules in Section 12200, no later than 15 working days following the date on which the director is notified by the secretary in writing of the amounts of the increases to federal benefits.
This section shall be suspended for the period from July 1 through December 31, 1983, and on January 1, 1984, shall become operative again.