§ 38-4-1 Persons to whom public assistance payable
§ 38-4-2 Application for assistance; investigation; determination of eligibility and amount of assistance; notice to applicant
§ 38-4-3 Payments after death
§ 38-4-4 Reduction, cancellation or continuance of assistance grant when recipient becomes possessed of income or resources
§ 38-4-5 Right of persons applying for or receiving public assistance to appeal
§ 38-4-6 Subpoena of witnesses
§ 38-4-8 Assistance grants exempt from taxes, levy, garnishment, or other process, and inalienable; bankruptcy
§ 38-4-9 Hospitalization of incapacitated applicants and recipients of old age pensions
§ 38-4-10 Review by county board of findings and awards of county department
§ 38-4-11 Confederate widows eligible for old age assistance
§ 38-4-12 Appropriation from Confederate pension funds for old age pension purposes and for veterans’ programs
§ 38-4-12.1 Alabama Veterans’ Assistance Fund
§ 38-4-13 State public welfare trust fund
§ 38-4-14 Limitations on use of public assistance benefits

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 38 > Chapter 4

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • blind person: means a natural person who has no vision or whose vision with correcting glasses is so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential, or who has central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose central visual acuity is more than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting glasses but whose peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees. See Alabama Code 1-1-3
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the State Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • COUNTY BOARD: The county board of human resources. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • COUNTY DEPARTMENT: The department of human resources in each of the 67 counties. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • COUNTY DIRECTOR: The director of each county department of human resources. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • DEPENDENT CHILD: Any needy child coming within the definition of "dependent child" as defined in the Federal Social Security Act or amendments thereto. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • old age assistance: is used in the laws of this state, such term shall mean "old age pensions. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1