TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 120 MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES WAIVER PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
SECTION 120.120 INDIVIDUAL'S RESPONSIBILITIES


 

Section 120.120  Individual's responsibilities

 

a)         Information to establish eligibility

            The individual shall provide, as able, the factual information necessary to establish eligibility including the consent to release information as provided for in Section 120.100(c) of this Part.  The PASARR agent or service provider, with the consent of the individual, may assist in obtaining such information.

 

b)         Reporting changes of circumstances

 

1)         It is the responsibility of the individual, guardian or the individual's spouse to report all changes in circumstances (including change in address, housing arrangements, income or assets, eligibility for other benefits or programs) to the Department of Public Aid and to the provider within five working days after the change.

 

2)         It is the responsibility of the individual, guardian or the individual's spouse to report changes in services currently provided by other entities which might affect the extent of supports or services provided through the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver program.  Such information shall be reported to the provider.

 

c)         Application for other benefits

            Individuals are required to apply for all other financial benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income, public assistance (the Illinois Public Aid Code [305 ILCS 5]), veterans benefits (38 U.S.C.A. 521, 541, and 542 (1996)), unemployment compensation (the Unemployment Insurance Act [820 ILCS 405]), Social Security retirement and disability benefits (Title II of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C.A. 401 (1996)), Worker's Compensation (Workers' Compensation Act [820 ILCS 305]) and food stamps, for which they may qualify and to avail themselves of such benefits at the earliest possible date.

 

d)         Social security number

            Individuals requesting or receiving program services shall be asked to supply a social security number.  The social security number shall be used only for program administration purposes and only with the consent of the individual or guardian.  The service coordinator or provider will provide assistance to the individual in making application for a social security number if the individual so wishes.

 

(Source:  Amended at 20 Ill. Reg. 4762, effective March 8, 1996)