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Full Text of SB2340  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 4-1.6 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/4-1.6)  (from Ch. 23, par. 4-1.6)
7    Sec. 4-1.6. Need. Income available to the family as defined
8by the Illinois Department by rule, or to the child in the case
9of a child removed from his or her home, when added to
10contributions in money, substance or services from other
11sources, including income available from parents absent from
12the home or from a stepparent, contributions made for the
13benefit of the parent or other persons necessary to provide
14care and supervision to the child, and contributions from
15legally responsible relatives, must be equal to or less than
16the grant amount established by Department regulation for such
17a person. For purposes of eligibility for aid under this
18Article, the Department shall (a) disregard all earned income
19between the grant amount and 50% of the Federal Poverty Level
20and (b) disregard the value of all assets held by the family.
21    In considering income to be taken into account,
22consideration shall be given to any expenses reasonably
23attributable to the earning of such income. Three-fourths of



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1the earned income of a household eligible for aid under this
2Article shall be disregarded when determining the level of
3assistance for which a household is eligible. The first $100 of
4child support collected on behalf of a family in a month for
5one child and the first $200 of child support collected on
6behalf of a family in a month for 2 or more children shall be
7passed through to the family and disregarded in determining the
8amount of the assistance grant provided to the family under
9this Article. Any amount of child support that would be
10disregarded in determining the amount of the assistance grant
11shall be disregarded in determining eligibility for cash
12assistance provided under this Article. The Illinois
13Department may also permit all or any portion of earned or
14other income to be set aside for the future identifiable needs
15of a child. The Illinois Department may provide by rule and
16regulation for the exemptions thus permitted or required. The
17eligibility of any applicant for or recipient of public aid
18under this Article is not affected by the payment of any grant
19under the "Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities
20Property Tax Relief Act" or any distributions or items of
21income described under subparagraph (X) of paragraph (2) of
22subsection (a) of Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
23    The Illinois Department may, by rule, set forth criteria
24under which an assistance unit is ineligible for cash
25assistance under this Article for a specified number of months
26due to the receipt of a lump sum payment.



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1(Source: P.A. 98-114, eff. 7-29-13; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
31, 2017.