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in·di·gent

(in'dij-ĕnt)
Having insufficient income to pay for medical care or other living necessities.
[L. indigentia, want or need]
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The DOLE-12 allotted PHP9.6 million for the livelihood assistance aimed at improving the lives of indigents by providing them with a dignified source of income.
At least 4,147 patients classified as indigents in Quezon City were forced to finance their own medication and purchase the medicines outside the Novaliches District Hospital (NDH), the Commission on Audit (COA) said.
According to the DCE, the Assembly, under her supervision, had done its best in infrastructural development and is trying to empower the indigents economically to develop the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the world of work.
Through the center, indigents are assured medical treatment without having to queue at different assistance providers, while persons with disabilities and senior citizens will also be prioritized.
'We try as much as we can to operate on as many patients as we can but majority of our patients are indigents.''
Peart's case was remanded for a retrial, (126) and the Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the trial court to "apply a rebuttable presumption that indigents are not receiving assistance of counsel sufficiently effective to meet constitutionally required standards." (127) The court found that "because of the excessive caseloads ...
The year after The Other Face of Justice, the NIJ released another report called Cost of Providing Defense Services for Indigents Accused in Ohio.
1975)) ("The court has the inherent power to appoint lawyers to represent indigents, and the duty of the lawyer to serve is both traditional and specific.").
First, public defender organizations are staffed by government attorneys who represent virtually all of the indigents in the jurisdiction.
The Supreme Court of Idaho has interpreted that the Medical Indigency Act's legislative purpose has two components: "to provide indigents with medical care and to allow hospitals to obtain compensation for services rendered to indigents." (23) However, a hospital can only receive compensation for medical care if a board of county commissioners determines that a patient is medically indigent within the meaning of Idaho Code section 31-3502(15).
Currently, Massachusetts has about 250 staff lawyers, enough for only 10 percent of the caseload involving indigents. So the state contracts with about 3,000 private lawyers, known as bar advocates, paying them $50, $60 or $100 an hour, depending on the type of case, to represent the indigent in criminal and certain civil matters.