42 U.S. Code § 1311 - Public assistance payments to legal representatives

For purposes of subchapters I, X, XIV, and XVI of this chapter, and part A of subchapter IV of this chapter, payments on behalf of an individual, made to another person who has been judicially appointed, under the law of the State in which such individual resides, as legal representative of such individual for the purpose of receiving and managing such payments (whether or not he is such individual’s legal representative for other purposes), shall be regarded as money payments to such individual.


(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XI, § 1111, as added Pub. L. 85–840, title V, § 511(a),Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 1051; amended Pub. L. 87–543, title I, § 141(d),July 25, 1962, 76 Stat. 205; Pub. L. 90–248, title II, § 241(c)(3),Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 917.)

1968—Pub. L. 90–248struck out “IV,” after “I,” and inserted “and part A of subchapter IV of this chapter,” after “XVI of this chapter,”.
1962—Pub. L. 87–543inserted reference to subchapter XVI.
Effective Date

Pub. L. 85–840, title V, § 511(b),Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 1052, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [enacting this section] shall be applicable in the case of payments to legal representatives by any State made after June 30, 1958; and to such payments by any State made after December 31, 1955, and prior to July 1, 1958, if certifications for payment to such State have been made by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare [now Health and Human Services] with respect thereto, or such State has presented to the Secretary a claim (and such other data as the Secretary may require) with respect thereto, prior to July 1, 1959.”

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