N.J.S.A 44:8-108. Definitions

44:8-108. Definitions

2. As used in this act:

“Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services;

“Department” means the Department of Human Services;

“Employable person” means any person applying for or receiving public assistance under this act who is not unable to perform work due to physical or mental disability as such terms shall be defined in regulations established by the commissioner;

“Municipality” shall include any city, borough, township, town, village or municipality governed by a board of commissioners or an improvement commission which administers general public assistance to single adults and couples without dependent children through the Work First New Jersey program established pursuant to Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 38 (44:10-55. Short title et seq.);

“Public assistance” means assistance rendered to needy single adults and couples without dependent children who are willing to work but are unable to secure employment due either to physical or mental disability or inability to find employment, and includes what is commonly called “relief” or “emergency relief,” which shall be provided under the Work First New Jersey program established pursuant to Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 38 (44:10-55. Short title et seq.) in the form of benefits as defined in section 3 of Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 38 (44:10-57. Definitions relative to Work First New Jersey program);

“State aid” means State aid for public assistance or relief as in this act prescribed and provided for;

“Unemployable person” means any person applying for or receiving public assistance who is not an employable person as defined by the commissioner;

“Year” means calendar year.

L.1947,C. 156,S.2; amended 1977, C. 286, S.1; 1997, C. 37, S.14.

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