CHAPTER 60

AID TO THE BLIND PROGRAM

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "WELFARE" IN REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE TO BE GRANTED UNDER THE AID TO THE BLIND PROGRAM.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2308, Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 2308. 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 shall, in order to provide an incentive to rehabilitation and self-support, disregard the earnings of a blind individual to the extent of $50 per month and 50% of the earnings over and above $50 per month, provided, however, that such earnings shall not be so disregarded if the effect thereof would be contrary to the requirements of the Federal Social Security Act as amended. In no case, however, shall any blind person receive assistance from the Commission in excess of a maximum set by the Commission based on the amount of funds available for assistance for any given period.

Approved May 1, 1957.