TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PART 113 AID TO THE AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED
SECTION 113.247 PERSONAL ALLOWANCE AMOUNTS
Section 113.247 Personal Allowance Amounts
The amount of the personal allowance, based on degree of activity, number eating together, and living arrangement, is as follows:
a) For an active recipient:
b) For a bedfast recipient:
c) For a long term group care recipient, the personal allowance is $30.00.
1) Therapeutic Diet Allowance
A therapeutic diet allowance is allowed to supplement the regular food allowance when:
A) The diet is prescribed by a physician; and
B) The food allowance is insufficient to purchase the prescribed diet.
2) Standard therapeutic diet allowances provided are:
TYPE OF DIET AMOUNT
A) Ulcer (and other chronic $5.95 conditions requiring a bland low residue diet).
B) Diabetic – less than 1700 $7.92 calories or more – adult.
C) Diabetic – 1700 calories or $17.82 more – adults.
D) Diabetic – all children. $17.82
E) High-protein, High caloric, $12.85 High-vitamin for recipients 13 years of age and over.
F) High-protein, High caloric, $7.91 High-vitamin for children 9 through 12 years.
G) High-protein, High-caloric, $9.02 High-vitamin for children 3 Through 5 years.
3) In lieu of the food allowance, the following allowances are used in the specific situations indicated:
A) An allowance for meals in restaurants shall be allowed when a client has no facilities for the preparation of food or is unable to cook, and has no one who will prepare meals.
B) The maximum allowance for three meals per day, seven days per week in a restaurant is $102.63 monthly.
C) When fewer than three meals per day are required to be taken in restaurants, the total food allowance is to be adjusted on the following percentage basis:
Breakfast 20% Lunch 30% Dinner 50%
4) Room and Board
A) An allowance for Room and Board is issued in lieu of food, shelter and household supply allowances when meals are provided by the landlord and prepared by someone other than the client. The actual cost of Room and Board not to exceed a maximum allowance of $134.98 per month shall be provided in the following counties:
Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake
B) The actual cost of Room and Board not to exceed a maximum allowance of $127.43 per month shall be provided in all other counties.
5) Home Delivered Meals
An allowance is to be provided for home delivered meals for clients who are confined to their homes because of illness or incapacity. A separate food allowance is made for the meals not provided by the service. Allowances provided are reflected in Section 113.257.
1) The clothing allowances covers the cost of replacing clothing items needed to protect health, maintain cleanliness and permit normal participation in community activities.
2) The clothing allowance is increased by 20% for men requiring size 48 or larger, and women requiring size 46 (26½) or larger. A man's size 48 refers to a size 48 suit. A women's size 46 (26½) refers to a 46 blouse size or a 26½ dress size.
f) Household Supplies
1) An allowance for household supplies covers the cost of cleaning supplies and the replacement of essential household items such as minimum laundry equipment, linens, dishes and cooking utensils.
2) This allowance is not provided for clients in room and board arrangements.
g) Personal Essentials
An allowance for personal essentials covers needs of hair care, essential toilet items, minor first-aid supplies, an occasional newspaper, limited public transportation and phone calls.
(Source: Amended at 24 Ill. Reg. 11622, effective July 18, 2000)