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Full Text of HB2262  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 4-1.6 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/4-1.6)  (from Ch. 23, par. 4-1.6)
7    Sec. 4-1.6. Need. Income available to the family as defined
8by the Illinois Department by rule, or to the child in the case
9of a child removed from his or her home, when added to
10contributions in money, substance or services from other
11sources, including income available from parents absent from
12the home or from a stepparent, contributions made for the
13benefit of the parent or other persons necessary to provide
14care and supervision to the child, and contributions from
15legally responsible relatives, must be equal to or less than
16the grant amount established by Department regulation for such
17a person. For purposes of eligibility for aid under this
18Article, the Department shall (a) disregard all earned income
19between the grant amount and 50% of the Federal Poverty Level
20and (b) disregard the value of all assets held by the family.
21    In considering income to be taken into account,
22consideration shall be given to any expenses reasonably
23attributable to the earning of such income. Three-fourths of



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1the earned income of a household eligible for aid under this
2Article shall be disregarded when determining the level of
3assistance for which a household is eligible. The Illinois
4Department may also permit all or any portion of earned or
5other income to be set aside for the future identifiable needs
6of a child. The Illinois Department may provide by rule and
7regulation for the exemptions thus permitted or required. The
8eligibility of any applicant for or recipient of public aid
9under this Article is not affected by the payment of any grant
10under the "Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax
11Relief Act" or any distributions or items of income described
12under subparagraph (X) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of
13Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
14    The Illinois Department may, by rule, set forth criteria
15under which an assistance unit is ineligible for cash
16assistance under this Article for a specified number of months
17due to the receipt of a lump sum payment.
18(Source: P.A. 96-866, eff. 7-1-10; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.