TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PART 112 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
SECTION 112.300 PERSONS WHO MAY BE INCLUDED IN THE ASSISTANCE UNIT
Section 112.300 Persons Who May Be Included in the Assistance Unit
a) The assistance unit must include at least one eligible child. No more than two of the following individuals may also be included as adults:
1) the parent or parents of an eligible child; or
2) the caretaker relative and the spouse of the caretaker relative, if residing in the home.
b) In order for an assistance unit to be eligible, an application for a child must also include, if living in the same household and otherwise eligible for assistance:
1) any legal parent of the dependent child; and
2) any blood-related or adoptive brother or sister of the dependent child.
c) All eligible children who are blood-related or adoptive siblings in a family unit shall be included in one case.
d) Two cases shall be established with the same caretaker relative only as follows:
1) The caretaker, his or her own children, the children's eligible siblings and other parent shall be in one assistance unit.
2) Other related children and their eligible parent or parents and siblings shall be in a second assistance unit.
e) A pregnant woman and her spouse (if living together), who would be eligible for TANF when the child is born, may receive assistance as an adult or adults only.
f) When an unmarried pregnant woman is receiving or is eligible to receive cash assistance as a child in a TANF case and the child's legal father is not present, the woman is not eligible for cash assistance as an adult only pregnant woman.
g) The caretaker relative or relatives of a child receiving SSI who would otherwise be eligible for TANF may receive assistance as an adult only case.
h) A child on Foster Care Assistance (except Independent Living) and the foster child's own child or children are not eligible for TANF cash assistance.
(Source: Amended at 21 Ill. Reg. 15597, effective November 26, 1997)