N.J.S.A 44:8-109. Public policy

44:8-109. Public policy

3. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of this State that every needy person shall, while in this State, be entitled to receive such public assistance as may be appropriate with reference to need of a category of persons and whether or not such persons are employable, and that the funding of such public assistance is the responsibility of the State but that all needy persons not otherwise provided for under the laws of this State shall hereafter receive public assistance pursuant to law and the provisions of this act.

It is also the public policy of this State that there are two distinct categories of persons who may be eligible for financial assistance in accordance with the provisions of this act, those who are employable and those who are unemployable, as those terms are defined in section 2 of P.L.1947, C. 156 (44:8-108. Definitions). The commissioner may set differing levels of assistance for these categorieS.

L.1947,C. 156,S.3; amended 1977,C. 286,S.2; 1990,C. 66,S.16; 1995,C. 259,S.15.

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