N.Y. Social Services Law Section 102
Powers of public welfare officials to bring and defend suits


A public welfare official responsible, by or pursuant to any provision of this chapter, for the administration of the public assistance or care granted or applied for is empowered to bring proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction 1. to compel any person liable by law for support to contribute to the support of any person cared for at public expense, or person liable to become so dependent. A bond may be required of such person liable for support to indemnify the public welfare district against the cost of the support of such person;

2.

to recover penalties, forfeitures and prosecute any bonds, undertakings and recognizances;

3.

and defend in any court all matters relating to the support of persons at public expense.

Source: Section 102 — Powers of public welfare officials to bring and defend suits, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/SOS/102 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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