On November 12, 1998, the President signed into law the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief
Fund Act of 1998, P.L. 105-369.
This Act provides for a single payment of $100,000 from the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief
Certain individuals with a blood-clotting disorder who may have contracted an HIV
infection from a blood transfusion, and
Certain current and former spouses of these individuals who also contracted an HIV
Certain children of these individuals who also contracted an HIV infection, and
Certain surviving spouses, children, and parents of the above persons.
The Act provides for exclusion of payments from the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund
for SSI eligibility/payment purposes and for Medicaid purposes. The Act also provides
for exclusion of certain private payments as described in SI 00830.755B.