2017 Code of Alabama
Title 38 - PUBLIC WELFARE.
Chapter 2 - STATE AND COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND BOARDS OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
Section 38-2-10 - Authority of state department with respect to granting of public assistance.
The state department is authorized and it shall be its duty to develop standards of assistance for the administration of the various public assistance programs in the state, to administer these programs through county departments of human resources and to provide such forms, records, reports and rules of procedure as may be necessary in order to obtain uniform practices with respect to public assistance throughout the state. The state department shall make such reports and furnish such information as shall be required by the social security administration in the administration of the public assistance program. The state department shall have the power to review all applications for public assistance received by the county departments, to review all disallowances of awards, amounts of awards or modifications of awards made by the county departments and to make such decision as to the granting of assistance and the amount of assistance and terms thereof as is justified by the facts, and as is in conformity with the assistance laws and policies in effect. The decision by the state department shall be complied with.(Acts 1951, No. 703, p. 1211, §19.)