Pursuant to subsection (d) of 21 U.S.C. §862a, a person convicted of a drug related felony who is otherwise ineligible for aid under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, or the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or both shall be eligible for the aid upon completion of his or her sentence or if the person is satisfactorily serving a sentence of a period of probation, including if the person has satisfactorily completed mandatory participation in a drug treatment program, provided the person meets all other requirements for eligibility under the program or programs. Any person eligible for aid pursuant to this provision shall still comply with all other requirements for receiving aid, including those related to drug testing.

(Act 2015-185, §12.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 38-1-8

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.