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(305 ILCS 5/8A-2)
(from Ch. 23, par. 8A-2)
(a) Any person, who by means of any false
statement, willful misrepresentation or failure to notify the county department
or the local governmental unit, as the case may be, of a change in his status
as required by Sections 11-18 and 11-19, or any person who knowingly causes
any applicant or recipient without knowledge to make such a false statement
or willful misrepresentation, or by withholding information causes the applicant
or recipient to fail to notify the county department or local governmental
unit as required, for the purpose of preventing the denial, cancellation
or suspension of any grant, or a variation in the amount thereof, or through
other fraudulent device obtains or attempts to obtain, or aids or abets
any person in obtaining public aid under this Code to which he is not entitled
is guilty of a violation of this Article and shall be punished as provided
in Section 8A-6.
(b) If an applicant makes and subscribes an application form under Section
11-15 which contains a written declaration that it is made under penalties
of perjury, knowing it to be false, incorrect or incomplete in respect
to any material statement or representation bearing on his eligibility,
income or resources, the offender shall be subject to the penalties for
perjury as provided in Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)