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305 ILCS 5/11-15

    (305 ILCS 5/11-15) (from Ch. 23, par. 11-15)
    Sec. 11-15. Application requirements.
    (1) An application for financial aid shall be filed in writing by the person requesting aid and, in the case of a request for family aid, by the head of that family, except as otherwise permitted in paragraph (2). Applications for aid under Articles III, IV, and V shall be filed in writing with any local office of the Department of Human Services in the manner prescribed by the Department. Applications for aid under Article VI shall be filed in writing with the local governmental unit upon forms approved by the Department.
    Each applicant shall provide information as to the amount of property, real and personal, owned by him or her within the period of time preceding the application as required under Sections 3-1.3, 4-1.11, and 5-2.1 of this Code. The applicant shall also furnish information concerning all income, money contributions, and other support from any source, and the beneficiary and the amount or cash surrender or loan value of all insurance policies held by himself or herself or any member of his family for whom aid is requested.
    (2) An application, in all instances to be in writing, may be filed in behalf of a person considered to be in need of financial aid under Articles III, IV, V, or VI only if the person
        (a) has been adjudged to be under legal disability; or
        (b) is unable because of minority or physical or
mental disability, to execute the application; or
        (c) in the case of need for funeral and burial, died
before an application was filed and the application is filed not more than 30 days after the person's death, excluding the day on which the death occurred.
    Applications in behalf of persons specified in (a) and (b) shall be filed by the applicant's legal guardian or, if a guardian has not been appointed or the applicant has no legal guardian or the guardian is not available, by a relative or other person, acceptable under the rules of the Illinois Department, who is able to furnish the required information. Applications in behalf of persons specified in (c) shall be filed by any next of kin of the deceased who is not under legal disability or, if there are no such next of kin or they are unknown or unavailable, by a person, acceptable under the rules of the Illinois Department, who is able to furnish the required information.
    (3) The application shall contain a written declaration to be signed by the applicant, or in behalf of the applicant by a person qualified under paragraph (2), in substantially the following form, the parenthetical references being applicable to an application filed by a person in behalf of the applicant:
    "I declare under penalties of perjury that I have examined this form and all accompanying statements or documents pertaining to the income and resources of myself (the applicant) or any member of my family (the applicant's family) included in this application for aid, or pertaining to any other matter having bearing upon my (the applicant's) eligibility for aid, and to the best of my knowledge and belief the information supplied is true, correct, and complete".
    (4) If an application for financial aid is filed for a family, and any person in that family is under 18 years of age, the application shall be accompanied by the following for each such person under 18 years of age:
        (i) a copy of the person's birth certificate, or
        (ii) other reliable proof, as determined by the
Department, of the person's identity and age.
    The Illinois Department shall provide information to all families, orally by an intake worker and in writing when the application is filed, about the availability and location of immunization services.
    (5) Once an applicant is determined eligible for aid, he or she has the right to request to have the case transferred to another local office of the Department of Human Services for his or her convenience based on one of the following factors: the location of his or her employer; the location of his or her child care provider; access to reliable transportation; or the location of a social service provider that he or she sees on a regular basis. Within 5 business days after the request for transfer, the Department shall transfer the case, assign a caseworker, make appropriate entries in the computer system, and issue a written notice to the recipient that includes the name of and contact information for the caseworker. The location of the recipient's case may be reconsidered on the recipient's request or at the time of redetermination of eligibility.
(Source: P.A. 96-867, eff. 1-1-11.)