CHAPTER 148

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 209

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, RELATED TO STANDARD OF NEED FOR AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 31, Delaware Code, by striking subsection (d), 5503, and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (d) to read as follows:

"(d) The amount of assistance granted as aid to families with dependent children shall be determined by the Department with due regard to the resources and necessary expenditures of the family and the conditions existing in each case and in accordance with the rules and regulations made by the Department.

The standard of need for aid to families with dependent children on and after January 1, 1984, shall be as follows, based on family size: one person household-$152 per month; two person household $212 per month; three person household-$287 per month; four person household—$336 per month; five person household-$416 per month; six person household-$475 per month; seven person household-$534 per month; and $54 dollars per month for each additional person, beyond seven, in the household who qualifies for assistance.

In order to receive assistance under this subsection, the mother, guardian or persons standing in loco parentis to a dependent child must have instituted suit for nonsupport in the Family Court or must have designated the Department of Health and Social Services to act as the attorney-in-fact for the purpose of instituting proceedings for nonsupport in the Family Court on behalf of such mother, guardian or person standing in loco parentis."

Section 2. Further Amend Title 31 by striking the second paragraph of $509 in its entirety. Section 3. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1983.

Approved July 12, 1983.