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November 22, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(21):1796. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470044016


MEDICAL CARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY CLIENTS IN ILLINOIS  The Illinois Department of Public Welfare has issued instructions to county medical advisory committees concerning the methods of supplying medical care to persons receiving old age assistance or who fall under the aid to dependent children program. The federal government will match state funds for old age assistance only when monthly payments are made directly to the recipient. Payments for services cannot be made directly to professional practitioners. All old age assistance is limited to $40 a month. If the total does not amount to $40, an allowance to meet the cost of medical or dental care may be included in the monthly payment when the need for such care has been established. This is determined through discussion by the recipient with the county department of public welfare. The need for such care must be established through statements