SECTION 1. Section 24 of chapter 151A is hereby amended by adding the following:-
(d) No individual shall be considered ineligible for any other state benefits because of emergency federal or state emergency cash assistance or other benefits paid under this chapter directly tied to the COVID-19 federal or state level emergency declarations.
(e) No individual who receives said benefits under any other chapter shall be penalized for receiving these benefits under this chapter nor shall they be required to repay the benefits received."
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