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Public Act 098-0114





Public Act 098-0114
HB2262 EnrolledLRB098 10087 KTG 40246 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 4-1.6 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/4-1.6)  (from Ch. 23, par. 4-1.6)
    Sec. 4-1.6. Need. Income available to the family as defined
by the Illinois Department by rule, or to the child in the case
of a child removed from his or her home, when added to
contributions in money, substance or services from other
sources, including income available from parents absent from
the home or from a stepparent, contributions made for the
benefit of the parent or other persons necessary to provide
care and supervision to the child, and contributions from
legally responsible relatives, must be equal to or less than
the grant amount established by Department regulation for such
a person. For purposes of eligibility for aid under this
Article, the Department shall (a) disregard all earned income
between the grant amount and 50% of the Federal Poverty Level
and (b) disregard the value of all assets held by the family.
    In considering income to be taken into account,
consideration shall be given to any expenses reasonably
attributable to the earning of such income. Three-fourths of
the earned income of a household eligible for aid under this
Article shall be disregarded when determining the level of
assistance for which a household is eligible. The Illinois
Department may also permit all or any portion of earned or
other income to be set aside for the future identifiable needs
of a child. The Illinois Department may provide by rule and
regulation for the exemptions thus permitted or required. The
eligibility of any applicant for or recipient of public aid
under this Article is not affected by the payment of any grant
under the "Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax
Relief Act" or any distributions or items of income described
under subparagraph (X) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of
Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
    The Illinois Department may, by rule, set forth criteria
under which an assistance unit is ineligible for cash
assistance under this Article for a specified number of months
due to the receipt of a lump sum payment.
(Source: P.A. 96-866, eff. 7-1-10; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/29/2013