SECTION 340:61-1-2. Legal base and availability of funds  

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  • (a)   The United States (U.S.) Repatriation Program (RP) was established in 1935 by Section 1113 of Title XI of the Social Security Act (Assistance for U.S. Citizens Returned from Foreign Countries) to provide temporary assistance to U.S. citizens and their dependents who have been identified by the Department of State as having returned, or been brought from a foreign country to the U.S. because of destitution, illness, war, threat of war, or a similar crisis, and are without available resources to meet their needs. The total amount of temporary assistance provided under this Section shall not exceed $1,000,000 during any fiscal year except fiscal year 2010.
    (b)   The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) manages this program. The RP is administered by the state in which the repatriated citizen chooses to relocate, with up to 100 percent reimbursement claimed from federal funds.
    (c)   Non-emergency repatriation for individuals and their dependents is coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services per agreement dated October 9, 1980 with the DHHS Social Security Administration Office of Family Assistance.
[Source: Added at 30 Ok Reg 1356, eff 7-1-13]