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2A:102-21  Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults considered purchaser, sole beneficiary under certain circumstances; disposition of remaining moneys.3. a. If the intended funeral recipient is under the care and guardianship of the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults, established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1985, c.298 (C.52:27G-23), in the creation of an irrevocable funeral trust fund or the purchase of an irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy, or upon taking charge of such assets, the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults shall name itself as purchaser, as defined in section 19 of P.L.1993, c.147 (C.2A:102-18), or sole beneficiary, as appropriate.  In the case of an irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy that provides for a settlement of proceeds, the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults may, as an alternative to being named beneficiary, be named as payee of the balance of any remaining moneys subsequent to the delivery, as defined in section 19 of P.L.1993, c.147 (C.2A:102-18) of funeral and burial goods and services, but with a claim superior to any beneficial interest.

b.Any moneys remaining thereafter shall be paid to the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services, by the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults, in accordance with an order of the Superior Court discharging the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults as guardian of the decedent.

L.1999,c.193,s.3.