CHAPTER 226

STATE BOARD OF WELFARE - LIMITING AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PAID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 39 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PAID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN BY THE STATE BOARD OF WELFARE.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 39 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing all of 1107. Section 4, as the same appears in Chapter 95, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, 1937, and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 1107. Section 4.

1107. Sec. 4. Amount of Assistance:--The amount of assistance or supplementary services granted for any dependent child shall be determined by the State Department with due regard to the resources and necessary expenditures of the family and the conditions existing in each case and in accordance with the rules and regulations made by the State Department, and shall be sufficient, when added to all other income and support available to the child, to provide such child with a reasonable subsistence compatible with decency and health. In no event, however, shall the total amount paid to the mother or guardian of or other persons standing in loco parentis to such dependent child, for any calendar month, exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for the first dependent and only child, and, if there is more than one dependent child in the same home or in the same family, the total amount paid shall not exceed Forty-Five Dollars ($45.00) for any calendar month for the first such dependent child, and Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for any calendar month for the second such dependent child, and Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) for any calendar month for the third such dependent child, and Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) for any calendar month for the fourth such dependent child, and Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) for any calendar month for the fifth such dependent child, and Twelve Dollars ($12.00) for any calendar month, for each additional child; provided, that in no event shall the total amount paid for aid to Dependent Children in the same home or in the same family'exceed One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00) for any calendar month.

Approved April 8, 1947.