1.   Emergency assistance is to be provided an indigent veteran who is in need of immediate assistance, cannot obtain assistance from any other source, and whose income or benefits from a State or Federal program have been delayed or not actually received by the person because of reasons not attributable to that person and who does not have liquid assets of the family unit from which to pay for the items of assistance that can be provided.
2.   Assistance may be granted to veterans who are eligible for, and are awaiting approval and receipt of, benefits under programs provided by State or Federal law, or whose actual needs, as defined within the limitations imposed by this chapter, cannot be fully met by the assistance furnished under such programs.