CHAPTER 109

RELATING TO AID FOR NEEDY BLIND

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 83, VOLUME 45, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AID FOR THE NEEDY BLIND, BY PROVIDING AN INCENTIVE TO REHABILITATION AND SELF-SUPPORT AND BY INCREASING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

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

Section 1. That Section 4 of Chapter 83, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 288, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of said Section and inserting in lieu thereof the following.

"Section 4. Amount of Assistance: The amount of assistance which any person shall receive shall be determined by the Commission with due regard to the resources and necessary expenditures of the individual and the conditions existing in each case and in accordance with the rules and regulations made by the Commission, and shall be sufficient, when added to all other income and support of the recipient, to provide such person with a reasonable subsistence compatible with decency and health. In determining the need of a blind individual the Commission may, in order to provide an incentive to rehabilitation and self-support, disregard the earning of said blind individual to the extent of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per week and fifty per cent (50%) of said earnings over and above Ten Dollars ($10.00) per week, provided, however, that such earnings shall not be so disregarded if the effect thereof would be contrary to the requirements of the Social Security Act as amended. In no case, however, shall any blind person receive assistance from the Commission in excess of the sum of Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per month."

Approved May 23, 1949.