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Full Text of SB2308  94th General Assembly



SB2308 Enrolled LRB094 17068 DRJ 52350 b

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 adding Section 5-2.07 as follows:
6     (305 ILCS 5/5-2.07 new)
7     Sec. 5-2.07. Use of Medicaid spend-down. No later than July
8 1, 2007, subject to federal approval of a State Medicaid Plan
9 amendment, which shall be sought by the Department of
10 Healthcare and Family Services or its successor agency, persons
11 described in item 2(a) of Section 5-2, who fail to qualify for
12 basic maintenance under Article III of this Code on the basis
13 of need because of excess income or assets, or both, may
14 establish eligibility for medical assistance by paying the
15 amount of their monthly spend-down under this Article (as
16 described in 42 CFR 435.831) to the Department of Healthcare
17 and Family Services or its successor agency or by having a
18 third party pay that amount to the Department on their behalf.