a. “Basic payment” means any supplemental security income payment made to an aged, blind or disabled
person by the government pursuant to Title XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended,
42 U.S.C. 1381-1385.
b. “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Department of Institutions and Agencies.
c. “Eligible person” means any person meeting the State or government eligibility requirements for receipt
of a basic payment, or a State supplementary payment, or both.
d. “Essential person” means any needy person residing with an eligible person who is recognized by State
regulation to be essential to the well-being of the eligible person and whose needs
are included in the determination of the needs of the eligible person.
e. “Federal Act” means Title XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1381-1385.
f. “Government” means the Federal Government of the United States of America and the agencies thereof.
g. “Legally liable relative” means any person designated by any law of this State as having a duty to support
an eligible person or a duty to contribute to the support of an eligible person.
h. “Lien” means any legally perfected encumbrance or claim against the property or resources
of an individual, authorized by Title 44 and Title 30 of the Revised Statutes.
i. “Supplemental Security Income Program” means the program established pursuant to Title XVI of the Social Security Act,
as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1381-1385, which becomes effective January 1, 1974, which makes payments to eligible persons
and which replaces payments formerly made under the Federal categorical assistance
programs under the Social Security Act, which are known as “Old Age Assistance” (42 U.S.C. 301-306), “Aid to the Blind” (42 U.S.C. 1201-1206), and “Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled” (42 U.S.C. 1351-1355).
j. “Supplementary payment” means any supplementary assistance payment as defined in the Federal Act made to
an aged, blind or disabled person under eligibility requirements of this State.
k. “Welfare board” means the boards established within the counties of this State for the purposes
of administering the delivery of money or services to persons legally eligible for
welfare assistance, whether established under the authority of R.S. 44:7-1 or pursuant to any other laws of this State.
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