(20 ILCS 1705/21.1)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-21.1)
The Self-Sufficiency Trust Fund, heretofore created under
repealed Section 5-118 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code, is continued under this Section. The State Treasurer, ex officio,
shall be custodian of the Trust Fund, and the Comptroller shall direct
payments from the Trust Fund upon vouchers properly certified by the
Secretary of Human Services. The Treasurer
shall credit interest on the Trust Fund to the Trust Fund, and the
shall allocate such interest pro rata to the respective accounts of the
named beneficiaries of the Trust Fund.
The Department may accept
moneys from a self-sufficiency trust for deposit in the Trust Fund
pursuant to an agreement with the trust naming one or more beneficiaries
who are persons with a developmental disability or persons otherwise eligible
for Department services residing in this State and specifying the care, support
or treatment to be provided for them. The Department shall maintain a separate
account in the Trust Fund for each named beneficiary. The moneys in such
accounts shall be spent by the Department, pursuant to its rules, only to
provide care, support and treatment for the named beneficiaries in accordance
with the terms of the agreement. In the event that the Secretary determines
that the moneys in the account of a named beneficiary cannot be used for the
care, support or treatment of that beneficiary in a manner consistent with the
rules of the Department and the agreement, or upon request of the
self-sufficiency trust, the remaining moneys in such account, together with any
accumulated interest thereon, shall be promptly returned to the
self-sufficiency trust which deposited such moneys in the Trust Fund.
The Department shall adopt such rules and procedures as may be necessary
or useful for the administration of the Trust Fund.
The receipt by a beneficiary of money from the Trust Fund, or of care,
treatment or support provided with such money, shall not in any way reduce,
impair or diminish the benefits to which such beneficiary is otherwise
entitled by law.
For the purposes of this Section, the term "self-sufficiency trust" means
a trust created by a not for profit corporation which is exempt from
federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 and which is organized under the General Not for
Profit Corporation Act of 1986 for the purpose of providing for the care,
support or treatment of one or more persons with a developmental disability or
persons otherwise eligible for Department services.
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)