C. David Hensal


The code provisions and their supplemental rules and regulations do not answer the question of whether an individual has a "right" to welfare benefits. There has been little litigation over the point; consequently, there has been little judicial analysis of the relative rights and duties of the parties involved. Too much is left to the inexpert good intentions of the agency administrator. However, some reasonably well-defined problems have begun to emerge. Certain justiciable issues are being delineated with more and more clarity. The purpose of this Comment is to examine some of these problem areas and to offer some analysis concerning them. As the title suggests, the discussion will be limited primarily to Ohio's administration of the Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) provisions of the Ohio Revised Code.