§21A-2A-2. Definitions.

For the purposes of this article the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context in which they are used clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the bureau of employment programs.

(2) "Private business" means any nongovernmental business or industry in the private sector which maintains an active, bona fide place of business in this state, is duly qualified to do business in the state, and is in good standing under the laws of this state.

(3) "Eligible unemployed person" means any person who is a bona fide resident of this state who has been eligible for unemployment compensation benefits and has received all the benefits available to him or her, and who is not gainfully employed.

(4) "Head of household" means any person who: (A) Claims one or more persons, other than the filing taxpayer, as a dependent on his or her federal income tax return; (B) has living in the same household one or more dependents; and (C) receives no income from the household and does not have a spouse or dependent living in the same household who is employed in regular full-time employment: Provided, That participation in any public assistance program or receipt of public assistance benefits shall not disqualify any person from entitlement to head of household status.