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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 414
FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY
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Section 414.35, Florida Statutes 2009

414.35  Emergency relief.--

(1)  The department shall adopt rules for the administration of emergency assistance programs delegated to the department either by executive order in accordance with the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 or pursuant to the Food Stamp Act of 1977.

(2)  In promulgating the rules required in this section, the department shall give particular consideration to the prevention of fraud in emergency assistance programs. Such rules shall, at a minimum, provide for:

(a)  Verification of an applicant's identity and address.

(b)  Determination of an applicant's need for assistance and verification of an applicant's need in accordance with appropriate federal law and regulations.

(c)  The timely and adequate dissemination of accurate certification information to local emergency management agencies.

(3)  In administering emergency food stamp and other emergency assistance programs, the department shall cooperate fully with the United States Government and with other departments, instrumentalities, and agencies of this state.

History.--s. 12, ch. 78-433; s. 43, ch. 83-334; s. 37, ch. 96-175; s. 27, ch. 97-173; s. 44, ch. 2000-165.

Note.--Former s. 409.60.

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