CHAPTER 107

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 142

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO INCREASE AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

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

Section 1. Amend 1503, Title 31 of the Delaware Code by striking subsection (d) In its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(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 July 1, 1985, shall be as follows, based on family size: One person household $158 per month; 2 person household • ;220 per month; 3 person household - $298 per month; 4 person household • • ;349 per month; 5 person household $433 per month; 6 person household • ;494 per month; 7 person household - ;555 per month; and $56 per month for each additional person, beyond 7, 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 wit 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 parent's."

Section 2. The effective date of this Act shall be October 1, 1985.

Approved July 3, 1985.