TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PART 112 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
SECTION 112.30 AGE
Section 112.30 Age
a) There is no minimum or maximum age requirement to be designated as or to receive assistance as a caretaker relative. If an individual receives financial assistance as a caretaker relative that individual shall not be considered as a child in the determination of the level of assistance.
b) To be included in the assistance grant as a child, the child must be under age 18 or age 18 and in a full-time secondary school.
1) During summer vacation a dependent child who intends to return to school or one who experiences a temporary illness (not to exceed 90 days) which precludes school attendance is to be considered a full-time student.
2) Full-time attendance must be in a school defined as follows:
A) High School – 25 clock hours per week or in a special secondary education program of training which is designed to fit him or her for gainful employment and is defined by the school as full-time attendance.
B) Vocational or technical school – 30 clock hours per week when program involves shop practice, 25 clock hours per week when program does not involve shop practice.
C) Residential program – a regular curriculum of instruction that is equivalent to that which leads to obtaining a high school diploma. The program may include various life skills and vocational training.
(Source: Amended at 21 Ill. Reg. 15597, effective November 26, 1997)