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  208.760.  Eligibility — withdrawal of moneys, when. — 1.  A family or individual whose household income is less than or equal to two hundred percent of the federal poverty level may open a family development account for the purpose of accumulating and withdrawing moneys for specified expenditures.  The account holder may withdraw moneys from the account on the approval of the community-based organization, without penalty, for any of the following expenditures:

  (1)  Educational costs for any family member at an accredited institution of higher education;

  (2)  Job training costs for any family member eighteen years of age or older, at an accredited or licensed training program;

  (3)  Purchase of a primary residence;

  (4)  Major repairs or improvements to a primary residence; or

  (5)  Start-up capitalization of a small business for any family member eighteen years of age or older.

  2.  Financial institutions approved by the department shall be permitted to establish family development accounts pursuant to sections 208.750 to 208.775.  The financial institution shall certify to the department, on forms prescribed by the department and accompanied by any documentation required by the department, that such accounts have been established pursuant to the provisions of sections 208.750 to 208.775 and that deposits have been made on behalf of the account holder.

  3.  A financial institution establishing a family development account shall:

  (1)  Keep the account in the name of the account holder;

  (2)  Permit deposits to be made in the account by the following, subject to the indicated conditions:

  (a)  The account holder; or

  (b)  A community-based organization on behalf of the account holder.  Such a deposit may include moneys to match the account holder's deposits, up to a three-to-one match rate;

  (3)  Require the account to earn at least the market rate of interest; and

  (4)  Permit the account holder to withdraw moneys from the account for any of the purposes listed in subsection 1 of this section.

  4.  The total of all deposits by the account holder into a family development account in a calendar year shall not exceed two thousand dollars.  The total balance in a family development account shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars.

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(L. 1999 S.B. 387, et al. § 11)


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