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43 Pa. Code § 5.3. Domicile.

§ 5.3. Domicile.

 (a)  To meet the domicile requirement of 51 Pa.C.S. §  8503(2) (relating to eligibility), an applicant shall demonstrate that he is a permanent bona fide domiciliary of this Commonwealth. Acceptable evidence of domicile includes the following:

   (1)  Tax records; for example, resident state income tax, real property tax on home, personal property tax and the like.

   (2)  Voting records—voter registration.

   (3)  Driver’s license or registration indicating the residence address in this Commonwealth and the county of application.

   (4)  Employment records indicating the residence address in this Commonwealth and the county of application.

 (b)  A person residing in this Commonwealth for a temporary purpose, such as a visit, school attendance, seasonal employment, and the like, does not become a Pennsylvania domiciliary and is not eligible.

 (c)  To be eligible, Pennsylvania shall be the exclusive residence of the applicant. An applicant who maintains a residence in another state is not eligible for emergency assistance.


   The provisions of this §  5.3 amended under the Military Code, 51 Pa.C.S. §  1704(7).


   The provisions of this §  5.3 adopted January 1, 1930; amended August 23, 1991, effective August 24, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3813. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (110342).

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