(305 ILCS 5/5-3)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-3)
Residence.) Any person who has established his residence
in this State and lives therein, including any person who is a migrant
worker, may qualify for medical assistance. A person who, while
temporarily in this State, suffers injury or illness endangering his
life and health and necessitating emergency care, may also qualify.
Temporary absence from the State shall not disqualify a person from
maintaining his eligibility under this Article.
As used in this Section, "migrant worker" means any person residing
temporarily and employed in Illinois who moves seasonally from one
place to another for the purpose of employment in agricultural
activities, including the planting, raising or harvesting of any
agricultural or horticultural commodities and the handling, packing or
processing of such commodities on the farm where produced or at the
point of first processing, in animal husbandry, or in other activities connected
with the care of animals. Dependents of such person shall be
considered eligible if they are living with the person during his or her
temporary residence and employment in Illinois.
In order to be eligible for medical assistance under this section,
each migrant worker shall show proof of citizenship or legal alien status.
(Source: P.A. 81-746.)