Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

PUBLIC AID
(305 ILCS 5/) Illinois Public Aid Code.

305 ILCS 5/5G-5

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-5)
    Sec. 5G-5. Definitions. As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Care days" shall be computed separately for each supportive living facility, and means the sum for all apartment units, the number of days during the month which each apartment unit was occupied by a resident.
    "Department" means the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    "Fund" means the Supportive Living Facility Fund.
    "Supportive living facility" means an enrolled supportive living site as described under Section 5-5.01a of this Code that meets the participation requirements under Section 146.215 of Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-10

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-10)
    Sec. 5G-10. Assessment.
    (a) Subject to Section 5G-45, beginning July 1, 2014, an annual assessment on health care services is imposed on each supportive living facility in an amount equal to $2.30 multiplied by the supportive living facility's care days. This assessment shall not be billed or passed on to any resident of a supportive living facility.
    (b) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize any home rule unit or other unit of local government to license for revenue or impose a tax or assessment upon supportive living facilities or the occupation of operating a supportive living facility, or a tax or assessment measured by the income or earnings or care days of a supportive living facility.
    (c) The assessment imposed by this Section shall not be due and payable, however, until after the Department notifies the supportive living facilities, in writing, that the payment methodologies to supportive living facilities required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-15

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-15)
    Sec. 5G-15. Payment of assessment; penalty.
    (a) The assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall be due and payable in monthly installments on the last State business day of the month for care days reported for the preceding third month prior to the month in which the assessment is payable and due. A facility that has delayed payment due to the State's failure to reimburse for services rendered may request an extension on the due date for payment pursuant to subsection (c) and shall pay the assessment within 30 days of reimbursement by the Department.
    (b) The Department shall provide for an electronic submission process for each supportive living facility to report at a minimum the number of care days of the supportive living facility for the reporting period and other reasonable information the Department requires for the administration of its responsibilities under this Code. The Department shall prepare an assessment bill stating the amount due and payable each month and submit it to each supportive living facility via an electronic process. To the extent practicable, the Department shall coordinate the assessment reporting requirements with other reporting required of supportive living facilities.
    (c) The Department is authorized to establish delayed payment schedules for supportive living facilities that are unable to make assessment payments when due under this Section due to financial difficulties, as determined by the Department. The Department may not deny a request for delay of payment of the assessment imposed under this Article if the supportive living facility has not been paid for services provided during the month in which the assessment is levied.
    (d) If a supportive living facility fails to pay the full amount of an assessment payment when due (including any extensions granted under subsection (c)), there shall, unless waived by the Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 a penalty assessment equal to the lesser of (i) 1% of the amount of the assessment payment not paid on or before the due date plus 1% of the portion thereof remaining unpaid on the last day of each month thereafter or (ii) 100% of the assessment payment amount not paid on or before the due date. For purposes of this subsection, payments will be credited first to unpaid assessment payment amounts (rather than to penalty or interest), beginning with the most delinquent assessment payments. Payment cycles of longer than 30 days shall be one factor the Director takes into account in granting a waiver under this Section.
    (e) No installment of the assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall be due and payable until after the Department notifies the supportive living facilities, in writing, that the payment methodologies to supportive living facilities required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon notification to the Department of approval of the payment methodologies required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code and the waivers granted under 42 CFR 433.68, all installments otherwise due under this Section prior to the date of notification shall be due and payable to the Department upon written direction from the Department within 90 days after issuance by the Comptroller of the payments required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-20

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-20)
    Sec. 5G-20. Reporting; penalty; maintenance of records.
    (a) Every supportive living facility subject to assessment under this Article shall report the number care days of the supportive living facility for the reporting period on or before the last business day of the month following the reporting period. Each supportive living facility shall ensure that an accurate e-mail address is on file with the Department in order for the Department to prepare and send an electronic bill to the supportive living facility.
    (b) If a supportive living facility fails to file its monthly report with the Department when due, there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment due a penalty assessment equal to 25% of the assessment due.
    (c) Every supportive living facility subject to assessment under this Article shall keep records and books that will permit the determination of care days on a calendar year basis. All such books and records shall be kept in the English language and shall, at all times during business hours of the day, be subject to inspection by the Department or its duly authorized agents and employees.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a facility that commences operating or maintaining a supportive living facility that was under a prior ownership and remained enrolled as a Medicaid facility by the Department shall notify the Department of the change in ownership and shall be responsible to immediately pay any prior amounts owed by the facility.
    (e) The Department shall develop a procedure for sharing with a potential buyer of a facility information regarding outstanding assessments and penalties owed by that facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-25

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-25)
    Sec. 5G-25. Disposition of proceeds. The Department shall pay all moneys received from supportive living facilities under this Article into the Supportive Living Facility Fund. Upon certification by the Department to the State Comptroller of its intent to withhold from a facility under Section 5G-30(b), the State Comptroller shall draw a warrant on the treasury or other fund held by the State Treasurer, as appropriate. The warrant shall state the amount for which the facility is entitled to a warrant, the amount of the deduction, and the reason therefor and shall direct the State Treasurer to pay the balance to the facility, all in accordance with Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act. The warrant also shall direct the State Treasurer to transfer the amount of the deduction so ordered from the treasury or other fund into the Supportive Living Facility Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-30

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-30)
    Sec. 5G-30. Administration; enforcement provisions.
    (a) The Department shall administer and enforce this Article and collect the assessments and penalty assessments imposed under this Article using procedures employed in its administration of this Code generally and as follows:
        (1) The Department may initiate either administrative
    
or judicial proceedings, or both, to enforce provisions of this Article. Administrative enforcement proceedings initiated hereunder shall be governed by the Department's administrative rules. Judicial enforcement proceedings initiated hereunder shall be governed by the rules of procedure applicable in the courts of this State.
        (2) No proceedings for collection, refund, credit, or
    
other adjustment of an assessment amount shall be issued more than 3 years after the due date of the assessment, except in the case of an extended period agreed to in writing by the Department and the supportive living facility before the expiration of this limitation period.
        (3) Any unpaid assessment under this Article shall
    
become a lien upon the assets of the supportive living facility upon which it was assessed. If any supportive living facility, outside the usual course of its business, sells or transfers the major part of any one or more of (A) the real property and improvements, (B) the machinery and equipment, or (C) the furniture or fixtures, of any supportive living facility that is subject to the provisions of this Article, the seller or transferor shall pay the Department the amount of any assessment, assessment penalty, and interest (if any) due from it under this Article up to the date of the sale or transfer. If the seller or transferor fails to pay any assessment, assessment penalty, and interest (if any) due, the purchaser or transferee of such asset shall be liable for the amount of the assessment, penalty, and interest (if any) up to the amount of the reasonable value of the property acquired by the purchaser or transferee. The purchaser or transferee shall continue to be liable until the purchaser or transferee pays the full amount of the assessment, penalty, and interest (if any) up to the amount of the reasonable value of the property acquired by the purchaser or transferee or until the purchaser or transferee receives from the Department a certificate showing that such assessment, penalty, and interest have been paid or a certificate from the Department showing that no assessment, penalty, or interest is due from the seller or transferor under this Article.
    (b) In addition to any other remedy provided for and without sending a notice of assessment liability, the Department may collect an unpaid assessment by withholding, as payment of the assessment, reimbursements or other amounts otherwise payable by the Department to the supportive living facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-35

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-35)
    Sec. 5G-35. Supportive Living Facility Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State treasury the Supportive Living Facility Fund. Interest earned by the Fund shall be credited to the Fund. The Fund shall not be used to replace any moneys appropriated to the Medicaid program by the General Assembly.
    (b) The Fund is created for the purpose of receiving and disbursing moneys in accordance with this Article. Disbursements from the Fund, other than transfers authorized under paragraphs (5) and (6) of this subsection, shall be by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller upon receipt of vouchers duly executed and certified by the Department. Disbursements from the Fund shall be made only as follows:
        (1) For making payments to supportive living
    
facilities as required under this Code, under the Children's Health Insurance Program Act, under the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act, and under the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Quality Improvement Transfer Program Act.
        (2) For the reimbursement of moneys collected by the
    
Department from supportive living facilities through error or mistake in performing the activities authorized under this Code.
        (3) For payment of administrative expenses incurred
    
by the Department or its agent in performing administrative oversight activities for the supportive living program or review of new supportive living facility applications.
        (4) For payments of any amounts which are
    
reimbursable to the federal government for payments from this Fund which are required to be paid by State warrant.
        (5) For making transfers, as those transfers are
    
authorized in the proceedings authorizing debt under the Short Term Borrowing Act, but transfers made under this paragraph (5) shall not exceed the principal amount of debt issued in anticipation of the receipt by the State of moneys to be deposited into the Fund.
        (6) For making transfers to any other fund in the
    
State treasury, but transfers made under this paragraph (6) shall not exceed the amount transferred previously from that other fund into the Supportive Living Facility Fund plus any interest that would have been earned by that fund on the money that had been transferred.
    (c) The Fund shall consist of the following:
        (1) All moneys collected or received by the
    
Department from the supportive living facility assessment imposed by this Article.
        (2) All moneys collected or received by the
    
Department from the supportive living facility certification fee imposed by this Article.
        (3) All federal matching funds received by the
    
Department as a result of expenditures made by the Department that are attributable to moneys deposited in the Fund.
        (4) Any interest or penalty levied in conjunction
    
with the administration of this Article.
        (5) Moneys transferred from another fund in the State
    
treasury.
        (6) All other moneys received for the Fund from any
    
other source, including interest earned thereon.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-40

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-40)
    Sec. 5G-40. Certification fee.
    (a) The Department shall collect an annual certification fee of $100 per each operational or approved supportive living facility for the purposes of funding the administrative process of reviewing new supportive living facility applications and administrative oversight of the health care services delivered by supportive living facilities.
    (b) The certification fee shall be deposited into the Supportive Living Facility Fund. The Department shall maintain a separate accounting of amounts collected under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-45

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-45)
    Sec. 5G-45. Applicability.
    (a) The Department must submit any necessary documentation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which allows for an effective date of July 1, 2014 for the requirements of this Article. The documents shall include any necessary documents that satisfy federal public notice requirements, Medicaid state plan amendments, and any Medicaid waiver amendments.
    (b) The assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall cease to be imposed if the amount of matching federal funds under Title XIX of the Social Security Act is eliminated or significantly reduced on account of the assessment. Any remaining assessments shall be refunded to supportive living facilities in proportion to the amounts of the assessments paid by them.
    (c) The certification fee imposed by Section 5G-40 shall cease to be imposed if the amount of matching federal funds under Title XIX of the Social Security Act is eliminated or significantly reduced on account of the certification fee.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/Art. VI

 
    (305 ILCS 5/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. GENERAL ASSISTANCE

305 ILCS 5/6-1

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1)
    Sec. 6-1. Eligibility requirements. Financial aid in meeting basic maintenance requirements shall be given under this Article to or in behalf of persons who meet the eligibility conditions of Sections 6-1.1 through 6-1.10. In addition, each unit of local government subject to this Article shall provide persons receiving financial aid in meeting basic maintenance requirements with financial aid for either (a) necessary treatment, care, and supplies required because of illness or disability, or (b) acute medical treatment, care, and supplies only. If a local governmental unit elects to provide financial aid for acute medical treatment, care, and supplies only, the general types of acute medical treatment, care, and supplies for which financial aid is provided shall be specified in the general assistance rules of the local governmental unit, which rules shall provide that financial aid is provided, at a minimum, for acute medical treatment, care, or supplies necessitated by a medical condition for which prior approval or authorization of medical treatment, care, or supplies is not required by the general assistance rules of the Illinois Department.
(Source: P.A. 100-538, eff. 1-1-18.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.1

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.1)
    Sec. 6-1.1. Residence.) If it appears that an applicant is not a resident of this State but that he will suffer great hardship and privation unless general assistance is provided, general assistance may be given for such temporary period of time as the need therefor exists. If the applicant is a resident of some place within the United States charged by law with the support of its needy residents, upon the request of the applicant, transportation to such place may be provided, together with support during the journey and temporary support pending transportation.
    If the person is a resident of this State but has not resided in the governmental unit in which he makes application for a continuous period of 6 months, the governmental unit in which he last so resided shall be charged with providing the necessary aid until the person has resided in the governmental unit to which he has moved for a continuous period of 6 months. The governmental unit to which he has moved shall thereupon become responsible for providing the necessary aid, whether or not he has received general assistance during the 6 months period. The local governmental unit to which application is made shall determine promptly whether or not the applicant meets the 6 months residence requirement. Pending the determination, general assistance shall be provided if the person is otherwise eligible as a needy person. If it is determined that he is a resident of another governmental unit, notice shall be given that unit. Upon receipt of such notice that unit shall furnish the necessary aid until the person has established a residence in the governmental unit in which he has made application. On failure or refusal of the unit of residence to provide aid, the unit to which application is made shall provide the aid which shall be recoverable against the unit of residence by appropriate civil action.
(Source: P.A. 79-353.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.2

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.2) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.2)
    Sec. 6-1.2. Need. Income available to the person, when added to contributions in money, substance, or services from other sources, including contributions from legally responsible relatives, must be insufficient to equal the grant amount established by Department regulation (or by local governmental unit in units which do not receive State funds) for such a person.
    In determining income to be taken into account:
        (1) The first $75 of earned income in income
    
assistance units comprised exclusively of one adult person shall be disregarded, and for not more than 3 months in any 12 consecutive months that portion of earned income beyond the first $75 that is the difference between the standard of assistance and the grant amount, shall be disregarded.
        (2) For income assistance units not comprised
    
exclusively of one adult person, when authorized by rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, a portion of earned income, not to exceed the first $25 a month plus 50% of the next $75, may be disregarded for the purpose of stimulating and aiding rehabilitative effort and self-support activity.
    "Earned income" means money earned in self-employment or wages, salary, or commission for personal services performed as an employee. The eligibility of any applicant for or recipient of public aid under this Article is not affected by the payment of any grant under the "Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief Act", any refund or payment of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, 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.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.3

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.3) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.3)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-759)
    Sec. 6-1.3. Utilization of aid available under other provisions of Code. The person must have been determined ineligible for aid under the federally funded programs to aid refugees and Articles III, IV or V. Nothing in this Section shall prevent the use of General Assistance funds to pay any portion of the costs of care and maintenance in a residential drug abuse treatment program licensed by the Department of Human Services, or in a County Nursing Home, or in a private nursing home, retirement home or other facility for the care of the elderly, of a person otherwise eligible to receive General Assistance except for the provisions of this paragraph.
    A person otherwise eligible for aid under the federally funded programs to aid refugees or Articles III, IV or V who fails or refuses to comply with provisions of this Code or other laws, or rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, which would qualify him for aid under those programs or Articles, shall not receive General Assistance under this Article nor shall any of his dependents whose eligibility is contingent upon such compliance receive General Assistance.
    Persons and families who are ineligible for aid under Article IV due to having received benefits under Article IV for any maximum time limits set under the Illinois Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Plan shall not be eligible for General Assistance under this Article unless the Illinois Department or the local governmental unit, by rule, specifies that those persons or families may be eligible.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-759)
    Sec. 6-1.3. Utilization of aid available under other provisions of Code. The person must have been determined ineligible for aid under the federally funded programs to aid refugees and Articles III, IV or V. Nothing in this Section shall prevent the use of General Assistance funds to pay any portion of the costs of care and maintenance in a residential substance use disorder treatment program licensed by the Department of Human Services, or in a County Nursing Home, or in a private nursing home, retirement home or other facility for the care of the elderly, of a person otherwise eligible to receive General Assistance except for the provisions of this paragraph.
    A person otherwise eligible for aid under the federally funded programs to aid refugees or Articles III, IV or V who fails or refuses to comply with provisions of this Code or other laws, or rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, which would qualify him for aid under those programs or Articles, shall not receive General Assistance under this Article nor shall any of his dependents whose eligibility is contingent upon such compliance receive General Assistance.
    Persons and families who are ineligible for aid under Article IV due to having received benefits under Article IV for any maximum time limits set under the Illinois Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Plan shall not be eligible for General Assistance under this Article unless the Illinois Department or the local governmental unit, by rule, specifies that those persons or families may be eligible.
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.3a

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.3a) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.3a)
    Sec. 6-1.3a. Residents of public institutions. Residents of municipal, county, state or national institutions for persons with mental illness or persons with a developmental disability or for the tuberculous, or residents of a home or other institution maintained by such governmental bodies when not in need of institutional care because of sickness, convalescence, infirmity, or chronic illness, and inmates of penal or correctional institutions maintained by such governmental bodies, may qualify for aid under this Article only after they have ceased to be residents or inmates.
    A person shall not be deemed a resident of a state institution for persons with mental illness or persons with a developmental disability within the meaning of this Section if he has been conditionally discharged by the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities or the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities) and is no longer residing in the institution.
    Recipients of benefits under this Article who become residents of such institutions shall be permitted a period of up to 30 days in such institutions without suspension or termination of eligibility. Benefits for which such person is eligible shall be restored, effective on the date of discharge or release, for persons who are residents of institutions. Within a reasonable time after the discharge of a person who was a resident of an institution, the Department shall redetermine the eligibility of such person.
    The Department shall provide for procedures to expedite the determination of ability to engage in employment of persons scheduled to be discharged from facilities operated by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.4

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.4) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.4)
    Sec. 6-1.4. Registration for and Acceptance of Employment. A person who is able to engage in employment, including dependent members of his family age 16 or over not in regular attendance in school as defined in Section 4-1.1, who is unemployed or employed for less than the full working time for the occupation in which he is engaged, must register for and accept bona fide offers of employment, as provided in Section 11-20. The local governmental unit shall determine, pursuant to rules and regulations, sanctions for persons failing to comply with requirements under this Section. In addition to any sanctions provided for in Section 11-20, sanctions may include the loss of eligibility to receive aid under this Article for up to 90 days.
(Source: P.A. 85-114.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.5

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.5) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.5)
    Sec. 6-1.5. Participation in educational and vocational training programs. A person for whom education and training is suitable must participate in the educational and vocational training programs established under Section 9-5 of Article IX.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.6

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.6) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.6)
    Sec. 6-1.6. Acceptance of Assignment to Job Search, Training and Work Programs. A person for whom the job search, training and work programs established under Section 9-6 of Article IX are applicable must accept assignment to such programs. In conducting job search programs, the Illinois Department and the local governmental unit shall by rule specify a reasonable minimum number of employer contacts, and methods of documentation, to be made by program participants each month and shall determine, pursuant to rules and regulations, sanctions for persons failing to comply with the requirements under Section 9-6. However, no participant shall be sanctioned for failure to satisfy job search requirements prior to a full assessment of his job readiness and employability. No participant shall be sanctioned for failure to satisfy the minimum number of employer contacts if he has made a good faith effort to comply. The Illinois Department and local governmental units shall provide payment for transportation and other necessary expenses to comply with the requirements of such programs, as defined by rule. Sanctions shall not apply to participants who are not provided with such payments. Such payments to participants shall be provided in advance of participant program compliance by the Illinois Department and may be provided in advance of such compliance by the local governmental unit. Sanctions may include the loss of eligibility to receive aid under this Article for a period of time of up to 3 months.
(Source: P.A. 85-114.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.7

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.7) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.7)
    Sec. 6-1.7. A recipient of financial aid under this Article, which money or vendor payment is made by a local governmental unit which administers aid under this Article and is not a County Department, who is required under Section 6-1.4 to register for and accept bona fide offers of employment as provided in Section 11-20 but is not required to participate in a job search, training and work program under Section 9-6, must also register for work with such local governmental unit and must perform work without compensation for a taxing district or private not-for-profit organization as provided in this Section.
    A local governmental unit which administers aid under this Article shall maintain a roster of the persons who have registered for work in such local governmental unit, and shall assure that such roster is available for the inspection of the governing authorities of all taxing districts or private not-for-profit organizations, or the duly authorized agents thereof, for the selection of possible workers. Each such local governmental unit shall cause persons, who are selected by a taxing district or private not-for-profit organization to perform work, to be notified at least 24 hours in advance of the time the work is to begin.
    Each such local governmental unit shall assure that the following additional requirements are complied with:
    (a) The taxing district or private not-for-profit organization may not use a person selected to work under this Section to replace a regular employee.
    (b) The work to be performed for the taxing district or private not-for-profit organization must be reasonably related to the skills or interests of the recipient.
    (c) The maximum number of hours such work may be performed is 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
    (d) The recipient shall be provided or compensated for transportation to and from the work location.
    (e) The person selected to work under this Section shall receive credit against his or her monthly benefits under this Article, based on the State or federal minimum wage rate, whichever is higher, for the work performed.
    However, a taxing district or private not-for-profit organization using the services of such recipient must pay the recipient at least the State or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, after such recipient has received credit by the Illinois Department equal to the amount of financial aid received under this Article, or the recipient shall be discharged. Moneys made available for public aid purposes under this Article may be expended to purchase worker's compensation insurance or to pay worker's compensation claims.
    For the purposes of this Section, "taxing district" means any unit of local government, as defined in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution, with the power to tax, and any school district or community college district.
(Source: P.A. 94-533, eff. 8-10-05.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.8

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.8) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.8)
    Sec. 6-1.8. Multiple convictions for violations of this Code. Any person found guilty of a second violation of Article VIIIA shall be ineligible for financial aid under this Article, as provided in Section 8A-8.
(Source: P.A. 82-440.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.9

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.9) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.9)
    Sec. 6-1.9. An adult is eligible for aid under this Article if he is (1) age 21 or over, (2) married and living with a spouse, regardless of age, even if living in the residence of a natural or adoptive parent or (3) age 18, 19, or 20 and not living with a natural or adoptive parent.
(Source: P.A. 83-1476.)

305 ILCS 5/6-1.10

    (305 ILCS 5/6-1.10) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.10)
    Sec. 6-1.10. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-554, eff. 7-26-94.)

305 ILCS 5/6-2

    (305 ILCS 5/6-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-2)
    Sec. 6-2. Amount of aid. The amount and nature of General Assistance for basic maintenance requirements shall be determined in accordance with local budget standards for local governmental units which do not receive State funds. For local governmental units which do receive State funds, the amount and nature of General Assistance for basic maintenance requirements shall be determined in accordance with the standards, rules and regulations of the Illinois Department. However, the amount and nature of any financial aid is not affected by the payment of any grant under the Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities 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. Due regard shall be given to the requirements and the conditions existing in each case, and to the income, money contributions and other support and resources available, from whatever source. In local governmental units which do not receive State funds, the grant shall be sufficient when added to all other income, money contributions and support in excess of any excluded income or resources, to provide the person with a grant in the amount established for such a person by the local governmental unit based upon standards meeting basic maintenance requirements. In local governmental units which do receive State funds, the grant shall be sufficient when added to all other income, money contributions and support in excess of any excluded income or resources, to provide the person with a grant in the amount established for such a person by Department regulation based upon standards providing a livelihood compatible with health and well-being, as directed by Section 12-4.11 of this Code.
    The Illinois Department may conduct special projects, which may be known as Grant Diversion Projects, under which recipients of financial aid under this Article are placed in jobs and their grants are diverted to the employer who in turn makes payments to the recipients in the form of salary or other employment benefits. The Illinois Department shall by rule specify the terms and conditions of such Grant Diversion Projects. Such projects shall take into consideration and be coordinated with the programs administered under the Illinois Emergency Employment Development Act.
    The allowances provided under Article IX for recipients participating in the training and rehabilitation programs shall be in addition to such maximum payment.
    Payments may also be made to provide persons receiving basic maintenance support with necessary treatment, care and supplies required because of illness or disability or with acute medical treatment, care, and supplies. Payments for necessary or acute medical care under this paragraph may be made to or in behalf of the person. Obligations incurred for such services but not paid for at the time of a recipient's death may be paid, subject to the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, after the death of the recipient.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

305 ILCS 5/6-2.1

    (305 ILCS 5/6-2.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-2.1)
    Sec. 6-2.1. Assets of homeless persons.
    (a) For the purpose of assisting homeless persons in securing housing, all assistance units that include a homeless person shall have an asset disregard no less than that applicable to recipients of benefits under Article 4 of this Code. For purposes of this Section, "homeless" or "homeless person" means either of the following:
        (1) An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and
    
adequate nighttime residence; or
        (2) An individual who has a primary nighttime
    
residence that is any of the following:
            (A) A supervised publicly or privately operated
        
shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill).
            (B) An institution that provides a temporary
        
residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized.
            (C) A public or private place not designed for,
        
or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
    (b) While the Illinois Department shall consider other indicia of homelessness in determining whether a person is homeless, a letter from a shelter provider stating that a person is homeless or residing in its shelter shall create a rebuttable presumption that the person is homeless.
(Source: P.A. 87-1185.)

305 ILCS 5/6-3

    (305 ILCS 5/6-3) (from Ch. 23, par. 6-3)
    Sec. 6-3. Entitlement to social services.
    Persons qualified for aid hereunder shall be entitled to receive, under Article IX, such rehabilitative, training or other social services as are appropriate to their condition.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)