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Full Text of HB3819  98th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
5adding Section 4.15 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 105/4.15 new)
7    Sec. 4.15. Eligibility determinations.
8    (a) The Department is authorized to make eligibility
9determinations for benefits administered by other governmental
10bodies based on the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons
11Property Tax Relief Act as follows:
12        (i) for the Secretary of State with respect to reduced
13    fees paid by qualified vehicle owners under the Illinois
14    Vehicle Code;
15        (ii) for special districts that offer free fixed route
16    public transportation services for qualified older adults
17    under the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Metropolitan
18    Transit Authority Act, and the Regional Transportation
19    Authority Act; and
20        (iii) for special districts that offer transit
21    services for qualified individuals with disabilities under
22    the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Metropolitan
23    Transit Authority Act, and the Regional Transportation



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1    Authority Act.
2    (b) The Department shall establish the manner by which
3claimants shall apply for these benefits. The Department is
4authorized to promulgate rules regarding the following
5matters: the application cycle; the application process; the
6content for an electronic application; required personal
7identification information; acceptable proof of eligibility as
8to age, disability status, marital status, residency, and
9household income limits; household composition; calculating
10income; use of social security numbers; duration of eligibility
11determinations; and any other matters necessary for such
12administrative operations.
13    (c) All information received by the Department from an
14application or from any investigation to determine eligibility
15for benefits shall be confidential, except for official
17    (d) A person may not under any circumstances charge a fee
18to a claimant for assistance in completing an application form
19for these benefits.
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.