TO THE BLIND (Secs. 1001-1006)
|Conditions for approval
of State plan.
||1. A State plan (for each
type of assistance, aid, or service) must be submitted by the
State to the designated Federal administrative agency for approval.
For old-age assistance, aid to the blind, and aid to dependent
children, each of the plans must be State-wide, and, if administered
by political subdivisions must be mandatory upon them.
2. Financial participation by the State must be provided in
the State plan (for each type of assistance, aid, or service.)
3. A single State agency must be established or designated to
administer the State plan or established or designated to supervise
the administration of the State plan.
4. Methods of administration (other than those relating to selection,
tenure, and compensation of personnel) necessary for the efficient
operation of the plan.
5. Reports must be submitted in such form and containing such
information as may be from time to time required by the designated
Federal administrative agency.
6. Persons whose claims for assistance have been denied must
be permitted an opportunity for a fair hearing before the State
7. State residence requirement may not exceed 5 years within
last 9 years. One year of residence immediately preceding application
may be required.
8. A State plan cannot impose any citizenship requirement which
excludes any United States citizen.
9. No aid to be given blind person while in receipt of old-age
assistance under a Federally approved plan.
|Amount of Federal grant
||One-half of State expenditures
for assistance under each plan; but payments in excess of $30
a month to an individual are not matched by Federal Government.
Five percent of Federal aid to State for administration and/or
assistance under each plan.
|Extent of State financial
||Amount equal to Federal
payment to State exclusive of Federal 5 percent.
|Federal definition of aid.
||Money payments to needy
blind individual not an inmate of a public institution.
|Method of making allotments.
||Allotments made for each
quarter on the basis of estimated State expenditures and appropriations,
and investigations by the appropriate Federal agency.
Payments made to the State (at time or times fixed by the designated
Federal agency) by the Secretary of the Treasury (through Disbursement
Division) prior to audit or settlement by the General Accounting
|Suspension of Federal grant.
||In the case of an approved
plan which the Board finds after reasonable notice and opportunity
for hearing has been changed to impose a prohibited requirement;
or in the administration imposes a prohibited requirement with
the knowledge of the State agency in a substantial number of
cases, or fails to comply substantially with the provisions
required in the plan, the Board shall notify the State agency
that further payments will not be made.
||SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD
|Federal appropriation authorized--Fiscal