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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 021 : General Assistance

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 2101)
  • § 2101. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner for Children and Families.

    (2) “Family” means persons whom the recipient of General Assistance is required by law to support.

    (3) “Found” means discovered, come upon, chanced upon, or met with by accident.

    (4) “General Assistance” means financial aid to provide the necessities of life, including food, clothing, shelter, fuel, electricity, medical care, and other items as the Commissioner may prescribe by rule, when a need is found to exist and the applicant is otherwise found eligible.

    (5) “House” means a structure in which people live, including a hospital.

    (6) “Offense” means any act that gives rise to a cause of action in which the offender is committed to jail, excluding criminal acts.

    (7) “Relief or relieving” means General Assistance limited to medical assistance and other assistance required in connection with medical assistance, but excluding financial assistance.

    (8) “Reside” means having a domicile.

    (9) “Residence” means a person’s domicile.

    (10) “Transient” means an individual who does not intend to establish a permanent residence within the State of Vermont. (Added 1967, No. 147, § 7, eff. Oct. 1, 1968; amended 1971, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1973, No. 207 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2011, No. 63, § E.321.2; 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 49, eff. May 20, 2014; 2021, No. 20, § 308.)