§ 289.1. Policy.
(a) Emergency assistance is financial and medical assistance to needy individuals or to families with children, including migrant workers, who, for reasons beyond their control, are unable to engage in their normal employment, to deal with a crisis situation causing a threat to the well-being of the individual or family and to meet urgent needs resulting from a sudden event requiring immediate aid.
(b) Federal financial participation is available only for emergency assistance (EA) to families with children under age 21 for a period not to exceed 30 consecutive days within a 12 consecutive month period. Emergency assistance (EA) for individuals or families without children is provided solely from Commonwealth funds.
(c) Emergency assistance shall be only for those items which represent the immediate and urgent needs of the individual or family as defined in § 289.4(a) (relating to procedures).
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