N.J.S.A 44:11-6. Responsibility for payments; statement of account; disposition of balance on death or discharge of representative

44:11-6. Responsibility for payments; statement of account; disposition of balance on death or discharge of representative

(a) A representative payee appointed pursuant to this act shall be personally responsible for the proper expenditure of all payments of public assistance made on behalf of the recipient, but shall not be required to give bond, and shall not be entitled to compensation for any acts or services performed.

(b) At least once each year following appointment as representative payee, or upon discharge from such office, or upon notice that payments of public assistance are being discontinued, such representative payee shall file with the court a statement of account under oath showing the total amount of moneys received, the amount disbursed on behalf of the recipient, and the balance, if any, remaining in the hands of the representative payee. No further action by the court shall be required if there is annexed to such statement an approval of the account signed by the director of the welfare board or his authorized representative.

(c) Any balance of assistance payments remaining in the hands of a representative payee at the time of his discharge from office, or at the time of discontinuance of public assistance, shall be repaid to the welfare board by such representative payee.

(d) Should any representative payee die while in office, his personal representative shall file a statement of account and make disposition of any balance of assistance payments as provided in this section.

L.1964, C.155, s.6.

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