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  208.015.  Persons not eligible for general relief — exception — specified relative, defined — unemployable persons — relief limitation. — 1.  The family support division shall grant general relief benefits to those persons determined to be eligible under this chapter and the applicable rules of the division.  The director may adopt such additional requirements for eligibility for general relief, not inconsistent with this chapter, which the director deems appropriate.

  2.  General relief shall not be granted to any person:

  (1)  Who has been approved for federal supplemental security income and was not on the general relief rolls in December, 1973; or

  (2)  Who is a recipient of:

  (a)  Aid to families with dependent children benefits;

  (b)  Aid to the blind benefits;

  (c)  Blind pension benefits; or

  (d)  Supplemental aid to the blind benefits.

  3.  A person shall not be considered unemployable, under this section, if unemployability is due to school attendance.

  4.  Persons receiving general relief in December, 1973, and who qualify for supplemental security income shall continue to receive a general relief grant if necessary to prevent a reduction in the total cash income received by such person in December, 1973, which general relief grant shall not exceed the amount of general relief provided by law.

  5.  In providing benefits to persons applying for or receiving general relief, benefits shall not be provided to any member of a household if the claimant is employable as defined by rule of the family support division; or if certain specified relatives living in the household of the claimant are employed and have income sufficient to support themselves and their legal dependents and to meet the needs of the claimant as defined by rule of the division.  "Specified relatives" shall be defined as the spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, and grandparents of the claimant, as well as the spouses of these relatives, if living in the home.

  6.  General relief paid to an unemployable person shall not exceed one hundred dollars a month.


(L. 1973 S.B. 325, A.L. 1981 H.B. 901, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

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