CHAPTER 251

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 503, (a) OF TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, TO PROVIDE AN INCENTIVE SYSTEM FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS.

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

Section 1. Title 31, Delaware Code, Section 503, (a) is amended by adding the following paragraph:

In the event that a person receiving assistance pursuant to this subsection has an increase in his personal income as a result of being gainfully employed, such assistance shall not be reduced by the amount of the increase in said income, provided that his income meets the minimum subsistence standards established by the Department of Public Welfare, at that time the assistance granted under this chapter shall be reduced in accordance with the following formula:

For the first three months by 25% of the monthly increased income; and for the next three months by an additional 25% of the monthly increased income; and thereafter by an additional 10% of monthly increased income for each succeeding three month period until the end of the eighteenth month, or until the total amount of assistance for which he is eligible is reduced to zero, whichever first occurs.

Approved July 10, 1969.