(305 ILCS 5/3-5)
(from Ch. 23, par. 3-5)
Amount of aid.
The amount and nature of financial aid granted
to or in behalf of aged, blind, or disabled persons shall be determined
in accordance with the standards, grant amounts, rules and regulations of
the Illinois Department. Due regard shall be given to the requirements
and conditions existing in each case, and to the amount of property
owned and the income, money contributions, and other support, and
resources received or obtainable by the person, from whatever source.
However, the amount and nature of any financial aid is not affected by
the payment of any grant under the "Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons
Property Tax Relief Act" or any distributions
or items of income described under subparagraph (X) of paragraph (2) of
subsection (a) of Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act. The aid shall
be sufficient, when added to all other income, money contributions and
support, to provide the person with a grant in the amount established by
Department regulation for such a person, based upon standards providing a
livelihood compatible with health and well-being. Financial aid under this Article granted to persons who have been found ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to expiration of the period of eligibility for refugees and asylees pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1612(a)(2) shall equal 90% of the current maximum SSI payment amount per month.
(Source: P.A. 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 98-674, eff. 6-30-14.)