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indigent

1) n. a person so poor and needy that he/she cannot provide the necessities of life (food, clothing, decent shelter) for himself/herself. 2) n. one without sufficient income to afford a lawyer for defense in a criminal case. If the court finds a person is an indigent, the court must appoint a public defender or other attorney to represent him/her. This Constitutional right of counsel for the indigent was determined by Gideon v. Wainright in 1963, when a penciled letter from a prisoner came to the attention of prominent Washington attorney Abe Fortas, who carried the case to the Supreme Court for free. Fortas later became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 3) adj. referring to a person who is very poor and needy.

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2019-0191 dated July 2019, titled, 'Guidelines on Release of Sub-Allotment/Transfer of Funds to Center for Health Development Offices, DOH-Retained, Special Hospitals, Relative to the Implementation of Medical Assistance to Indigent Patient Program.'
DOH Region IV-A Director Eduardo Janairo said the program, which was re-launched at the second half of this year, will provide access to free essential medicines for common diseases in the community, targeting the indigent and marginalized sectors.
Ogunyemi, represented by the University's Branch Chairman, Comrade Stephen Ufoaro, added that the union was mindful of the plight of indigent students in the nation's universities.
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The DSWD has collaborated with the SSS, GSIS, and PVAO to validate the list of indigent senior citizens.
DSWD, through its field office in Calabarzon, also conducted the payout of the P500 monthly stipend for indigent senior citizens.
This Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens is formulated solely for poor older persons who are not receiving pension from any government or private institution.
Yet, somehow, the courts (and the indigent) survived.
These city pharmacies provide free medicines to indigent residents.
The proposal asked the court to set aside money in its budget for an "Appointment of Counsel Pilot Project" for indigent litigants in certain categories of civil cases.
This would incentivize state and local legislatures to spend more money on indigent defense.

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