The term “State eugenics compensation program” means a program established by State law that is intended to compensate individuals who were sterilized under the authority of the State.
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42 U.S. Code § 18501 - Exclusion of payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits
(a) In general
(b) DefinitionsFor purposes of this section:
(1) Federal public benefitThe term “Federal public benefit” means—
any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and
any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.
(2) State eugenics compensation program