CHAPTER 124 - STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 54 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO THE STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 1609. Sec. 6, of Chapter 54, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, to-wit:

1609. Sec. 6. Old Age Person Defined:--An old age person within the meaning and for the purposes of this Article, and under its limitations and restrictions, is hereby defined to be a person, man or woman, sixty-five years of age or over, who is a citizen of the United States and who has resided in the State of Delaware five years during the nine years immediately preceding the application for Old Age Assistance and has resided therein continuously for one year immediately preceding the application; who has no child or any other person capable and responsible for the support of such old age person, without undue sacrifice on the part of such child or other person, or his or her wife or husband or his or her children; who has not deprived himself or herself, directly or indirectly, of any property or income, for the purpose of obtaining assistance from the State, and who by assistance from the State can enjoy the essentials of life, of which he or she would be otherwise deprived.

Section 2. That 1610. Sec. 7, of Chapter 54, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of the said Section a new and additional paragraph, as follows, to-wit:

Any applicant or recipient of assistance, who is dissatisfied with the action of the Commission regarding his or her claim for assistance under this Article, may appeal to the President of the Commission and upon such appeal must be granted an opportunity for a fair hearing."

Section 3. That 1626. Sec. 23, of Chapter 54, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of the said Section a new and additional paragraph, as follows, to-wit:

"It shall be the duty of the Commission also to report to the Federal Social Security Board, by virtue of cooperating with the Federal Social Security Act, and make such reports containing such information as the said Board may from time to time require."

Section 4. That 1627. Sec. 24, of Chapter 54, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of the said Section a new and additional paragraph, as follows, to-wit:

"The State Treasurer is authorized and directed to receive all money paid to the State by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States on account of assistance provided under the provisions of this Article, and to make payments from such monies and monies appropriated under this Article in accordance with the provisions of this Article and under the provisions of the United States Social Security Act."

Approved May 18, 1937.