Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 15, 1974 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 15, 1974
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New SSI Program is Benefitting Needy and Disabled People in Iowa By Forrest Mattix (Drake University Journalism Student I DES MOINES Needy-disabled persons in Iowa are benefitting the most from the new Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, according to George Croft, administrative assistant for the Social Security Administration here. "Since Iowa had such a tough law defining a disabled person before SSI. the disabled have had the biggest gains." said Croft. "SSI is designed to treat people in the disabled category the same. Different states had different laws, some tougher than others. Iowa was one of those tougher states." "SSI is predicated on a need basis," explained Croft. "It is unlike Social Security where someone has earned his benefits. The needy-disabled includes retarded children, disabled men or women unable to meet work requirements and the blind." SSI was instituted Jan. 1 under Title 16 of the Social Security Act. It provides a nationally-uniform income floor through federal payments for people who are 65 or over or blind or disabled and who have little or no income and limited resources. What this program has done is do away with most state aid to the disabled, blind or aged. It has provided for national payments that can be supplemented by some state agencies. "Iowa's Commission for the Blind was the only state agency to make their group aware of the slate supplement." Croft said. "Since this group was the only one to take action, the blind are now receiving $18 extra per month." The base amount an individual can receive if he meets SSI requirements is $140 per month. An eligible couple can receive $210 per month. In July this will go to $146 per month for individuals Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, May 15, 1974 10 and $219 per month for couples. The Social Security Administration has picked up 13,500 new claims under the SSI program. Approximately 30,000-35,000 lowans are affected by SSI. The response to SSI has been about as expected. "We think the word is out," Croft said. "We feel people are getting the aid that they should be" receiving. We had an SSI Alert when the program first started and 20 per cent of those contacted responded." Another benefit of the SSI program is that once a person is deemed eligible for payments, he also becomes eligible to receive benefits under the Medicaid program. "If a person is eligible for SSI we issue them an identification card that makes them eligible for Medicaid," said Mary Staggs, assistant director for the Iowa Bureau of Medical Services here. "Iowa has some of the best coverage available under Medicaid—prescriptions, doctors fees, denial, hospitalization, and so on." Medicaid is a broad program that is state administered. It was first initiated in Iowa in 1967. The Social Security Administration uses the following definition in helping determine who is eligible for the program: "Persons must have a mental or physical disability medically determinable that prevents substantial gainful work that lasts a year or longer." Croft stressed that this is a very broad definition, but pointed out that a person who is a ditchdigger and injures his back is in a different situation than a person who works at a desk job and injures his back while working in the garden. Distributed by the Iowa Daily Press Milligan Angered by ISEA's Endorsement of Foe, Stanley By Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES -George Milligan is angry. He's upset that the political arm of the Iowa State Education Association has endorsed his opponent. David Stanley, in the battle for the Republican nomination for the U. S. Senate. Milligan says he has no qualms about the right of the Iowa Political Action Committee for Education endorsing political candidates, but he is miffed at how they went about it. The group, known as PACE, interviewed candidates for statewide offices in secret sessions. One of the questions they asked, according to Milligan. was whether he would support legislation in Congress to have the federal government pay one-third of the cost of education. Milligan said he r&plied that inflation is "wrecking our country," and that the federal budget would have to be cut. In addition, he said such a program would cost upwards of $30 billion annually. The Des Moines Republican also questioned whether lowans would be willing to accept such money if it meant losing local control of schools. Although Milligan's wife Judy has been a school teacher in Des Moines for six years. PACE officials gave the nod to Stanley presumably because he favored funding of one-third of local school costs by the federal government. Milligan is calling Stanley "a political pied-piper" because, according to Milligan. "Stanley plays whatever tune sounds good before a particular audience." Milligan said he hopes to develop the issue of the difference in philosophy on federal spending between Stanley and himself. Another question asked by PACE that rankled Milligan was whether he would support federal legislation that would set collective bargaining standards for all 50 states for governmental employees? "Absolutely not," replied Milligan. During the recent legislative session Stanley, who served in the House representing Muscatine County, voted for a state collective bargaining bill for public employees, while Milligan, a senator from Polk County, opposed the bill. Milligan said he opposed the bill on collective bargaining for three reasons: 1) "the lobbying tactics used by the proponents. 2) the negotiating processes outlined in the bill are to be conducted behind closed doors, and 3) the fact-finding and binding arbitration provided for in the bill will reduce the authority and responsibility of local school boards." 'Hold 'em' to Feature Poker World Series LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) When the likes of W.C. "Puggy Wuggy" Pearson, Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston and "Iron Man'.' Smith sit down for a friendly little game, you can bet it's not friendly and it's not little. Pearson, Preston and the mysterious Smith—he won't give his real name or say where he's from—will join another nine or 10 professional gamblers tonight in a game of "hold "em." The game is a form of stud poker that's the featured attraction at the fifth annual world series of poker. The winner will walk away with $10,000 from each of the dozen or so card sharps play- ing. Pearson, last year's winner, netted a record $165,000, $120,000 of it from the hold 'em game. Preston won the year before and earned a tidy $60,000. Hold 'em is a form of 7-card stud in which each player is dealt two cards face down and the rest of the hand is played with a communal set of cards dealt face up in the middle of the table. The game continues until one player has all the money, with breaks only for eating and sleeping. Pearson has been a professional gambler for more than 20 years. He thinks he's had a great life, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. He failed to win any of the preliminary games last week and complained that he's been "a little bit off" in recent months. 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