CLASS Act Law and Legal Definition

The Class Act is officially known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act of 2009. The Act provides for a national voluntary disability insurance program. The Act amends the Public Health Service Act, the Social Security Act, and the Internal Revenue Code.

The goals of the legislation are:

1. to expand availability of long-term care; and

2. to reduce government spending.

The Act is a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Act came into effect after signing in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.