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 Bill Status of HB4158  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. John M. Cabello - Norine K. Hammond, Amy Elik, Jennifer Sanalitro, Kevin Schmidt, Amy L. Grant, Jed Davis and Barbara Hernandez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/18/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-5.01c new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish and administer a Seniors Deserve Dignity Program that provides monthly supplemental personal needs payments to persons residing in supportive living facilities who receive medical assistance and a personal needs allowance as specified in the Illinois Administrative Code. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2024, a qualifying person shall receive a monthly supplemental personal needs payment in the amount of $30 so that the person's total monthly personal needs allowance is no less than $120. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2025, a qualifying person shall receive a monthly supplemental personal needs payment in the amount of $60 so that the person's total monthly personal needs allowance is no less than $150. Requires a qualifying person's monthly supplemental personal needs payment amount to be adjusted for inflation beginning July 1, 2026 and every July 1 thereafter. Provides that the monthly supplemental personal needs payments shall not be considered income for purposes of determining eligibility or the amount of assistance for any public aid benefit provided under State law. Grants the Department rulemaking authority. Effective July 1, 2024.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  10/4/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John M. Cabello
  10/5/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  10/18/2023HouseFirst Reading
  10/18/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  10/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Sanalitro
  10/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  11/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy L. Grant
  12/4/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jed Davis
  12/14/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  12/18/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

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