(405 ILCS 80/2-5)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1802-5)
The Department shall establish eligibility standards for
the Program, taking into consideration the disability levels and service
needs of the target population. The Department shall create application
forms which shall be used to determine the eligibility of adults with mental disabilities to participate in the Program. The forms shall be made available by
the Department and shall require at least the following items of
information which constitute eligibility criteria for participation in the
(a) A statement that the adult with a mental
disability resides in the State of Illinois and is over the age of 18 years.
(b) Verification that the adult with a mental
disability has one of the following conditions: severe autism, severe mental illness, a severe or profound intellectual disability, or severe and multiple impairments.
(c) Verification that the adult with a mental
disability has applied and is eligible for federal Supplemental Security Income or federal Social Security Disability Income benefits.
(d) Verification that the adult with a mental
disability resides full-time in his or her own home or that, within 2 months of receipt of services under this Article, he or she will reside full-time in his or her own home.
The Department may by rule adopt provisions establishing liability of
responsible relatives of a recipient of services under this Article for the
payment of sums representing charges for services to such recipient. Such
rules shall be substantially similar to the provisions for such liability
contained in Chapter V of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code, as now or hereafter amended, and rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)