44:7-30. County and state settlement; liability of respective counties
For the purposes of this chapter, any person applying for old age assistance shall be deemed at all times a resident of that county in which he maintains his customary place of abode and the responsibility for any application and for the payment of old age assistance resulting therefrom shall be transferred among the several county welfare boards as the recipient’s county residence shall change, except that:
(a) Absence from or visitation outside of the county of customary abode, but within this State, if of a temporary character, shall not be considered to constitute a change of county residence; but any such absence or visitation shall be deemed permanent if continued for more than three months;
(b) Removal from the county of customary abode for the purpose of entering a public institution or private custodial or curative establishment, whether licensed or otherwise, shall not be considered to constitute a change of county residence regardless of the length of confinement in such institution or establishment;
(c) Absence from or visitation outside the State of New Jersey shall not be considered to constitute a change of county residence, but no payments of old age assistance shall be issued to any approved recipient during such absence except as may be specially approved by the county welfare board and the State division pursuant to sections 44:7-6 or 44:7-12. Relief granted by county welfare boards; amount and nature; treatment other than medical treatment of this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter, together with rules and regulations of the State division issued pursuant thereto, shall constitute the sole basis of determining residence requirements insofar as eligibility for old age assistance and the fixing of county responsibility for paying old age assistance is concerned, but nothing in this chapter shall be construed to alter or affect the length of time required to gain legal settlement under the provisions of any other law of this State.
Amended by L.1938, C. 361, p. 915, S.18, eff. July 1, 1938; L.1943, C. 164, p. 482, S.10, eff. April 9, 1943.
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