Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning child care for TANF recipients, provides that the Department of Human Services must annually establish income thresholds for determining eligibility for child care benefits. Provides that the thresholds must be no less than 50% of the then-current State median income for each family size, and deletes a provision requiring such a 50% threshold only for FY 1998. Provides that in determining a family's income, the Department must disregard 10% of the family's gross wages and salary.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 4 Provides that co-payments for child care services shall not be increased due solely to a change in the methodology for counting family income. Removes a provision for a disregard of 10% of a family's gross wages and salary in determining the family's income. Adds a September 1, 2003 effective date to the bill.