CHAPTER 79

STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION PROVISIONS CONCERNING ASSISTANCE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 54 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION, BY INCREASING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE.

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

Section 1. That 1610. Sec. 7. of Chapter 54 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 124, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, 1937, thereof, and as amended by Chapter 96, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, 1945, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing and striking out all of said 1610. Sec. 7., as amended, and enacting and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 1610. Sec. 7. as follows:

1610. Sec. 7. Amount of Assistance Limited; Appeals:-- The amount of assistance allowed in each case of an old age person shall be limited by the circumstances of such case as ascertained, after full and complete investigation, by the said Commission. The amount of assistance allowed in each case shall be determined by the Commission with due regard to' the circumstances, but in no case shall it be an amount which, when added to the regular cash income of the old age person, including income from property or other sources, as ascertained by the Commission, will equal to or exceed Four Hundred and Eighty Dollars ($480.00) annually. In no case shall the amount of assistance allowed exceed Forty Dollars ($40.00) monthly. 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.

Approved March 25, 1947.