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(a) In this section, “benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service” means any benefit, program or assistance provided under a statute or regulation of the United States or any state or territory thereof (including the District of Columbia)(hereinafter collectively referred to as a “statute or regulation”) including, but not limited to, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
(b) Unless the personal power of attorney otherwise provides, language in a personal power of attorney granting general authority with respect to benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service authorizes the agent to:
(1) Execute vouchers in the name of the principal for allowances and reimbursements payable by the United States or a foreign government or by a state or subdivision of a state to the principal, including allowances and reimbursements for transportation of the individuals described in § 49A-213(a)(1) of this title, and for shipment of their household effects;
(2) Take possession and order the removal and shipment of property of the principal from a post, warehouse, depot, dock, or other place of storage or safekeeping, either governmental or private, and execute and deliver a release, voucher, receipt, bill of lading, shipping ticket, certificate, or other instrument for that purpose;
(3) Enroll in, apply for, select, reject, change, amend, or discontinue, on the principal's behalf, a benefit or program;
(4) Prepare, file, and maintain a claim of the principal for a benefit or assistance, financial or otherwise, to which the principal may be entitled under a statute or regulation;
(5) Initiate, participate in, submit to alternative dispute resolution, settle, oppose, or propose or accept a compromise with respect to litigation concerning any benefit or assistance the principal may be entitled to receive under a statute or regulation; and
(6) Receive the financial proceeds of a claim described in paragraph (b)(4) of this section and conserve, invest, disburse, or use for a lawful purpose anything so received.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Delaware Code Title 12. Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations § 49A-214. Benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/de/title-12-decedents-estates-and-fiduciary-relations/de-code-sect-12-214-nr2/
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