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256.91 Purposes.

From that part of the social welfare fund held in the state treasury subject to disbursement as provided in section 256.90 the commissioner of human services at any time may pay out such amounts as the commissioner deems proper for the support, maintenance, or other legal benefit of any of the handicapped, dependent, neglected, and delinquent children, children born to mothers who were not married to the children's fathers at the times of the conception nor at the births of the children, persons with mental retardation, chemical dependency, or mental illness, or other wards or persons entitled thereto, not exceeding in the aggregate to or for any person the principal amount previously received for the benefit of the person, together with the increase in it from an equitable apportionment of interest realized from the social welfare fund.

When any such person dies or is finally discharged from the guardianship, care, custody, and control of the commissioner of human services, the amount then remaining subject to use for the benefit of the person shall be paid as soon as may be from the social welfare fund to the persons thereto entitled by law.

HIST: (4465) 1923 c 106 s 4; 1983 c 7 s 5; 1983 c 243 s 5 subd 5; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 21 s 50; 1986 c 444