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Terms Used In New York Laws > Social Services > Article 7

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Construction: means construction as defined in section thirty-six hundred two of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4002
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Home: shall include a hospice patient's home or a hospice residence. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4002
  • Hospice: means a coordinated program of home and in-patient care which treats the terminally ill patient and family as a unit, employing an interdisciplinary team acting under the direction of an autonomous hospice administration. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4002
  • Hospice residence: means a hospice operated home which is residential in character and physical structure and operated for the purpose of providing more than two hospice patients but not more than sixteen hospice patients with hospice care, which may include dually certified hospice in-patient beds up to twenty-five percent of the hospice residence's patient capacity, or up to fifty percent of the hospice residence's patient capacity with the commissioner's approval. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4002
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Lawful custody: shall mean a custody (a) specifically authorized by statute or (b) pursuant to judgment, decree or order of a court or (c) otherwise authorized by law. See N.Y. Domestic Relations Law 109
  • lawyer: shall mean an attorney or counselor governed by article fifteen of the judiciary law, who receives remuneration or other compensation from a school district or board of cooperative educational services in exchange for legal services provided to such district or board. See N.Y. Education Law 2050
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • military service: means duty by a person, male or female, in the active military service of the United States as defined in section one of this chapter and active duty in the military service of the state pursuant to an order of the governor issued pursuant to section six or seven of this chapter. See N.Y. Military Law 301
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: when used herein with reference to the holder of any right alleged to exist against a person in military service, or against a person secondarily liable under such right, shall include individuals, partnerships, corporations, and any other forms of business association. See N.Y. Military Law 301
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • state hospital review and planning council: shall mean the public health and health planning council. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4002
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Terminally ill: means an individual has a medical prognosis that the individual's life expectancy is approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4002
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.