(215 ILCS 106/20)
(a) To be eligible for this Program, a person must be a person who
has a child eligible under this Act and who is eligible under a waiver
of federal requirements pursuant to an application made pursuant to
subdivision (a)(1) of Section 40 of this Act or who is a child who:
(1) is a child who is not eligible for medical
(2) is a child whose annual household income, as
determined by the Department, is above 133% of the federal poverty level and at or below 200% of the federal poverty level;
(3) is a resident of the State of Illinois; and
(4) is a child who is either a United States citizen
or included in one of the following categories of non-citizens:
(A) unmarried dependent children of either a
United States Veteran honorably discharged or a person on active military duty;
(B) refugees under Section 207 of the Immigration
(C) asylees under Section 208 of the Immigration
(D) persons for whom deportation has been
withheld under Section 243(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(E) persons granted conditional entry under
Section 203(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act as in effect prior to April 1, 1980;
(F) persons lawfully admitted for permanent
residence under the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
(G) parolees, for at least one year, under
Section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Those children who are in the categories set forth in subdivisions
(4)(F) and (4)(G) of this subsection, who enter the United States on or
after August 22, 1996, shall not be eligible for 5 years beginning on the
date the child entered the United States.
(b) A child who is determined to be eligible for assistance may remain
eligible for 12 months, provided the child maintains his or
her residence in the State, has not yet attained 19 years of age, and is not
excluded pursuant to subsection (c). A child who has been determined to
be eligible for assistance must reapply or otherwise establish eligibility
at least annually.
An eligible child shall be required, as determined by the
Department by rule, to report promptly those changes in income and other
circumstances that affect eligibility. The eligibility of a child may be
redetermined based on the information reported or may be terminated based on
the failure to report or failure to report accurately. A child's responsible
relative or caretaker may also be held liable to the Department for any
payments made by the Department on such child's behalf that were inappropriate.
An applicant shall be provided with notice of these obligations.
(c) A child shall not be eligible for coverage under this Program if:
(1) the premium required pursuant to Section 30 of
this Act has not been paid. If the required premiums are not paid the liability of the Program shall be limited to benefits incurred under the Program for the time period for which premiums had been paid. Re-enrollment shall be completed prior to the next covered medical visit and the first month's required premium shall be paid in advance of the next covered medical visit. The Department shall promulgate rules regarding grace periods, notice requirements, and hearing procedures pursuant to this subsection;
(2) the child is an inmate of a public institution or
a patient in an institution for mental diseases; or
(3) the child is a member of a family that is
eligible for health benefits covered under the State of Illinois health benefits plan on the basis of a member's employment with a public agency.
(Source: P.A. 96-1272, eff. 1-1-11.)