Section 369.1 Application.
(a) An application for family assistance (FA) shall be
received and recorded in accordance with section 350.4 of this Title.
(b) In order to receive family assistance, a family must include a minor child who resides with a custodial parent or other adult caretaker relative of the child related to the child by blood, marriage or adoption, or a pregnant individual. The term custodial parent or other adult caretaker relative shall include the following:
(1) the child's father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-greatgrandfather, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, uncle, great-uncle, great-great-uncle, aunt, great-aunt, great-great- aunt, of whole or half blood;
(2) the child's first cousin, nephew and niece, of whole or half blood;
(3) the child's stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother, stepsister, but no other steprelative;
(4) in the case of a child who has been surrendered to an authorized agency or who has been adopted:
(i) any of the blood or steprelatives included in the preceding paragraphs of this subdivision; and
(ii) the child's adoptive parents and:
(a) the other children of the adoptive parents and the children of such children;
(b) the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of the adoptive parents;
(c) the brothers and sisters of the adoptive parents and the children of such brothers
and sisters; and
(d) the aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles of adoptive parents;
(5) the spouse of any person described in the preceding paragraphs of this subdivision, even though the marriage may have been terminated by death, divorce or annulment; and
(6) in the case of a child bom out of wedlock, any relative in the maternal line included in the preceding paragraphs of this subdivision and, if paternity has been adjudicated or acknowledged in writing, any relative in the matemal and paternal lines included in the preceding paragraphs of this subdivision.
Such FA grant may be made for a temporary period necessary to make and carry out a plan for the child's continuing care and support.
(d) Application as an assignment. As used in this subdivision, public assistance (PA) shall refer to assistance received through either the Family Assistance (FA) or the Safety Net Assistance (SNA) program. The following provisions apply to both FA and SNA cases.
(1) Application for or receipt of PA shall constitute an assignment, to the State and the social services district concerned, of any rights to support from any other person as such applicant or recipient may have in his or her own behalf or in behalf of any other family member for whom the applicant or recipient is applying for or receiving assistance.
(2) In a manner prescribed by the office, applicants for or recipients of PA shall be informed that such application for or receipt of such benefits will constitute such an assignmerit.
(3) Such assignment shall terminate with respect to current support rights upon a detcrmination by a local social services official that such person is no longer eligible for PA, except with respect to the amount of any unpaid support obligation that has accrued.
(e) For purposes of this Part, office refers to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
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