N.J.S.A 44:11-1 Definitions.

44:11-1 Definitions.

1. As used in P.L.1964, C. 155 (44:11-1 DefinitionS. et seq.):

“Court” means the Superior Court in the county whose welfare board is responsible for making payments of public assistance to or for the benefit of the recipient or, in cases where a representative payee has been appointed pursuant to P.L.1964, C. 155, the Superior Court having made such appointment.

“Functionally incapacitated” means subject to a mental, physical, or emotional condition which renders the individual incapable of receiving and utilizing payments of public assistance in a manner conducive to the health and well-being of the individual and the individual’s dependentS.

“Representative payee” means a person appointed by a court to act for a recipient to the extent of receiving and administering payments of public assistance.

“Public assistance” means “old age assistance” and “disability assistance” as authorized by Revised Statutes, Title 44, chapter 7; “blind assistance” as authorized by Revised Statutes, Title 30, chapter 6; “assistance for dependent children” as authorized by chapter 86, laws of 1959; together with amendments and supplements to any of the foregoing; and any other program administered through the county welfare boards, by whatever name now or hereafter known, which is authorized to provide financial assistance to needy persons in the form of money paymentS.

“Recipient” means a person who has been found eligible to receive payments of public assistance.

“Welfare board” means the county welfare board or board of social services responsible for making payments of public assistance to or for the benefit of the recipient.

L.1964, C. 155, S.1; amended 1991, C. 91, S.446; 2013, C. 103, S.120.


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