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Newfoundland Regulation 2001


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 77/01

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 77/01

Social Assistance Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Social Assistance Act
(O.C. 2001-655)

(Filed November 7, 2001)

Under the authority of section 30 of the Social Assistance Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, October 31, 2001.

Deborah E. Fry
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt
Definitions

        2.   S.12 Amdt.
Liquid assets


CNR 1027/96
as amended

        1. (1) Subsection 2(1) of the Social Assistance Regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (c) the following:

          (c.1)  "disabled adult" means an adult who, in the opinion of an officer of the department, requires supportive services to aid independent living;

             (2)  Paragraph 2(1)(i) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "and" after subparagraph (xiv), deleting the semi-colon in subparagraph (xv) and substituting a comma and by adding immediately after subparagraph (xv) the following:

                  (xvi)  interest and income received from a support trust by a disabled adult or a family with one or more disabled adults in accordance with subsection 12(3);

             (3)  Subsection 2(1) of the regulations is amended by deleting the period at the end of paragraph (j) and substituting a semi-colon and the word "and" and by adding immediately after paragraph (j) the following:

             (k)  "support trust" means a trust fund established for the use and benefit of a disabled adult.

 

        2. Section 12 of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following:

             (3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), an officer of the department may grant social assistance to a disabled adult or a family with one or more disabled adults for whose use and benefit there is a support trust provided that

             (a)  the liquid assets of the support trust do not exceed a total of $100,000; and

             (b)  that disabled adult or family annually receives the total interest and income from the support trust plus 2% of the liquid assets of the support trust; and

             (c)  the support trust is established and maintained in a manner and under terms and conditions that the minister may establish or approve.