CHAPTER 182

RELATING TO STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 54, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO THE STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION, BY PLACING THE DUTY OF ADMINISTERING THE GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM AND THE PROGRAM OF AID TO THE TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED IN SAID COMMISSION AND BY INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PAYABLE TO OLD AGE PERSONS.

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

Section 1. That Paragraph 1607. Sec. 4. of Chapter 54, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph as follows:

"It shall be the duty of the said Commission, and it is hereby authorized and empowered, to administer the General Relief Program of the State of Delaware and the Program of Aid to the Totally and Permanently Disabled of the State of Delaware and for this purpose the said Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be deemed advisable or necessary."

Section 2. That Paragraph 1610. Sec. 7. of Chapter 54, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of said 1610. Sec. 7., as amended and by enacting and inserting in lieu thereof a new Paragraph 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 will not exceed Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) annually. In no case shall the amount of assistance allowed exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) 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 June 4, 1951.