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92_HB3166 LRB9206709WHcs 1 AN ACT concerning public aid. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 5 changing Section 4-1.12 as follows: 6 (305 ILCS 5/4-1.12) 7 Sec. 4-1.12. Five year limitation. 8 (a) No assistance unit shall be eligible for a cash 9 grant under this Article if it includes an adult who has 10 received cash assistance as an adult for 60 months, whether 11 or not consecutive, after the effective date of this 12 amendatory Act of 1997. The Illinois Department may exempt 13 individual assistance units from the 60-month limitation or 14 determine circumstances under which a month or months would 15 not count towards the 60-month limitation even though the 16 assistance unit did receive cash assistance under this 17 Article. 18 (b) In addition to months that the Illinois Department 19 determines by rule not to count toward the 60-month 20 limitation, the Illinois Department may not count months in 21 which the adult receiving assistance under this Article is 22 the primary caregiver for a disabled family member, as 23 defined by the Illinois Department in rules, if the demands 24 of caregiving are inconsistent with sustained employment. In 25 addition, families that meet the definition in the preceding 26 sentence that have exhausted eligibility for cash assistance 27 under the 60-month limitation shall be eligible for cash 28 assistance without regard to the 60-month limitation. 29 (Source: P.A. 90-17, eff. 7-1-97.) 30 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon -2- LRB9206709WHcs 1 becoming law.
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