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Income and resources not to include agent orange benefits
Military (MIL) CHAPTER 36, ARTICLE 11
§ 235-a. Income and resources not to include agent orange benefits.
Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the terms "income"
and "resources" for the purpose of determining eligibility for or the
amount of benefits under any means-tested state or state assisted or
federally assisted program including but not limited to programs of
public assistance and care, including family assistance, safety net
assistance, medical assistance, title XX of the social security act,
food stamp program, the program of additional state payments to persons
eligible for supplemental security income, the low income home energy
assistance program and grants, loans and scholarships and other
means-tested programs for educational assistance, shall not include
payments received from the agent orange settlement fund or any other
fund established pursuant to the settlement in the in re agent orange
product liability litigation, M.D.L. No. 381 (E.D.N.Y.) and/or any
payments received from court proceedings brought for personal injuries
sustained by veterans resulting from exposure to dioxin or phenoxy
herbicides in connection with the war in Indochina in the period January
first, nineteen hundred sixty-two through May seventh, nineteen hundred