964.01   DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Indigent claimant" encompasses individuals who are poor, needy, destitute, or in poverty. The criteria for determining whether an individual is indigent include the ready availability of real or personal property owned; employment benefits; pensions; annuities; social security; unemployment compensation; inheritances; number and age of dependents; outstanding debts, obligations and liabilities; and any other relevant considerations concerning the financial condition of the individual.
   (b)   "Indigent decedent" means a person who dies without leaving an ascertainable estate sufficient to pay part or all of the person's burial expenses and whose burial expenses are not payable by the State or County Veteran's Administration. The estate of the decedent shall include, but is not limited to, the ready availability of real or personal property owned; employment benefits; pensions; annuities; social security; unemployment compensation; inheritances; number and age of dependents; outstanding debts, obligations and liabilities; and any other relevant considerations concerning the financial condition of the individual.
   (c)   "Legal residency" means a physical presence in a particular location, coupled with the then present intent to make that place a permanent residence for a period of time. In cases where the decedent was living in a nursing home or hospital located within the City, legal residency shall mean intent to make the nursing home or hospital a permanent residence.
(Ord. 2021-8.  Passed 2-22-21.)