Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4269Primary Sponsor: WoffordCommittee Number: 27Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Aid to families with dependent childrenResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal AffairsComputer Document Number: BR1/2002.ACIntroduced Date: Jan 23, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 23, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wofford Harrelson H. Brown Hallman Fulmer A. Young Sharpe Wells Klapman Harrison Riser Stone Gonzales Smith Littlejohn K. Burch Waldrop Baker Shissias Byrd Corning Bruce Kirsh MeachamType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4269 House Jan 23, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-149 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FAMILY OR ADULT RECIPIENT OF AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN MAY NOT RECEIVE THE INCREMENTAL INCREASE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE AWARDED AS THE RESULT OF A CHILD BORN INTO THE FAMILY AND TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES FOR CALCULATING BENEFITS WHEN THE CHILD IS BORN DURING THE PERIOD OF ELIGIBILITY OR DURING A TEMPORARY PERIOD OF INELIGIBILITY DUE TO A PENALTY IMPOSED FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 43-5-149. (A) The State Department of Social Services shall revise the schedule of benefits to be paid to a recipient family under the program of aid to families with dependent children by eliminating the increment in benefits under the program for which that family would otherwise be eligible as a result of the birth of a child and applying the procedure in subsection (B), when the child is born during the period in which the family is eligible for benefits or during a temporary period in which the family or adult recipient is ineligible for benefits due to a suspension imposed by the department for failure to comply with benefit eligibility requirements subsequent to which the family or adult recipient is again eligible for benefits.
(B) When an increment in benefits is eliminated for a family pursuant to subsection (A), the department, subject to federal approval, shall compute the amount of financial assistance which is eligible for federal reimbursement to be granted to that family by deducting from the monthly earned income of each employed person in the family:
(1) those earned income disregards provided for under federal law; and
(2) an additional amount earned by each employed person which, at a maximum, is equal to the difference between the amount of item (1) and fifty percent of the monthly payment of financial assistance, adjusted for family size.
(C) In the case of a general increase in the amount of benefits which is provided to all program recipients, this general increase also must be provided to this family or adult recipient.
(D) The department shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1992.