TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PART 112 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
SECTION 112.65 RESPONSIBILITY AND SERVICES PLAN
Section 112.65 Responsibility and Services Plan
a) The Department shall advise every applicant and recipient of:
1) the requirement that all recipients move toward self-sufficiency; and
2) the value and benefits of employment.
b) Clients who are adults or minor parents must prepare, sign and submit a personal Responsibility and Services Plan. Active recipients who are adults or minor parents who have previously prepared, signed and submitted a personal Responsibility and Services Plan must comply with the plan. Department staff shall assist each client in completing the plan.
c) The Responsibility and Services Plan includes the following:
1) job history;
2) job preferences;
3) job search plans;
4) child immunization;
5) school attendance;
6) family well-being, including domestic or sexual violence, substance abuse, homelessness and mental and physical health issues;
7) family information;
8) income and assets;
9) child support;
11) child care;
13) legal; and
d) This Section does not apply to Representative Payees.
e) A parent who refuses to complete the Responsibility and Services Plan, when appropriate for his or her family, renders the entire assistance unit ineligible. Supervisory approval is required to confirm refusal.
f) A client who fails to follow up in taking the necessary steps that will lead to self-sufficiency, as decided upon in the Responsibility and Services Plan, is subject to sanction (see Section 112.79). Failure to comply with provisions relating to domestic or sexual violence will not result in sanction.
(Source: Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 10085, effective July 1, 2010)