Section 71

Section 7 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “eighteen”, in line 88, and inserting in place thereof the following words: - 18, or, if over said age and under age 22, is a full-time student at an accredited educational institution,.

Summary: This section, along with Sections 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 83, 84, and 87 brings consistency to the ages for eligibility for various dependents’ benefits.


Section 72

Said section 7 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is here by further amended by striking out the word “twenty-one”, in line 97 and inserting in place there of the figure: - 22.


Section 73

Section 9 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “eighteen”, in line 55, and inserting in place thereof the following: - 18, or are over said age and under age 22 and full-time students at accredited educational institutions,.


Section 74

Said section 9 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the word “eighteen”, in line 60, and inserting in place thereof the following: - 18, or is over said age and under age 22 and is a full-time student at an accredited educational institution,.


Section 75

Said section 9 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in paragraph (c) of subdivision (2) by inserting at the end of said paragraph (c) the following new sentences: -The words “full-time student” shall mean a child who is in full-time attendance in an accredited educational institution offering full-time courses of study equivalent to or higher than secondary school study. The words “accredited educational institution” shall mean any school, college, or university that is licensed, approved or accredited, as the case may be, in the state in which it is located.


Section 76

Said section 9 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the word “twenty-one”, in each of lines 73 and 79, and inserting in each place thereof the figure: - 22.


Section 78

Section 12B of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “twenty-one”, in lines 36 and 37, and inserting in place thereof the figure: - 22.


Section 83

Section 26 of said chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word “eighteen”, in line 51, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 18, or, if over said age and under age 22, who is a full-time student at an accredited educational institution,.


Section 84

Said section 26 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the word “twenty-one”, in line 57, and inserting in place thereof the figure:- 22.


Section 87

Section 100 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word “twenty-one”, in line 32, and inserting in place thereof the figure: - 22.