CHAPTER 394

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 578

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, CHAPTER 5, SECTION 503 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY PROVIDING THAT THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE GRANTED AS AN AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN SHALL BE 100 PERCENT OF THE 1968 COST OF LIVING FORMULA.

WHEREAS, the Public Assistance Law of Delaware requires that aid to families with dependent children shall be sufficient to provide families with "a reasonable subsistence compatible with decency and health"; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware Standard of Need defines the "subsistence level" as that required for "a decent and healthful standard of living"; and

WHEREAS, Delaware grants to families with dependent children are based on a percentage of the 1968 Cost of Living Formula which is far short of the actual need.

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Title 31, Chapter 5, Section 503 of the Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following sentence to Subsection (d):

"But in no case shall the amount of assistance or supplementary services granted as aid to such families fall below 80 percent of need based on the 1968 Cost of Living Formula."

Approved June 28, 1974.