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Public Act 099-0899





Public Act 099-0899
SB2340 EnrolledLRB099 18912 KTG 43299 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 first $100 of
child support collected on behalf of a family in a month for
one child and the first $200 of child support collected on
behalf of a family in a month for 2 or more children shall be
passed through to the family and disregarded in determining the
amount of the assistance grant provided to the family under
this Article. Any amount of child support that would be
disregarded in determining the amount of the assistance grant
shall be disregarded in determining eligibility for cash
assistance provided under this Article. 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 Persons with Disabilities
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. 98-114, eff. 7-29-13; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2017.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017