(305 ILCS 5/11-16)
(from Ch. 23, par. 11-16)
Changes in grants; cancellations, revocations, suspensions.
(a) All grants of financial aid under this Code shall be considered as
frequently as may be required by the rules of the Illinois Department.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall consider grants of financial aid to
children who are eligible under Article V of this Code at least annually and
shall take into account those reports filed, or required to be filed, pursuant
to Sections 11-18 and 11-19.
After such investigation as may be necessary, the amount and manner of
giving aid may be changed or the aid may be entirely withdrawn if the
County Department, local governmental unit, or Illinois Department finds
that the recipient's circumstances have altered sufficiently to warrant
such action. Financial aid may at any time be canceled or revoked for cause
or suspended for such period as may be proper.
(b) Whenever any such grant of financial aid is cancelled, revoked,
reduced, or terminated because of the failure of the recipient to cooperate
with the Department, including but not limited to the failure to keep an
appointment, attend a meeting, or produce proof or verification of
eligibility or need, the grant shall be reinstated in full, retroactive to
the date of the change in or termination of the grant, provided that within
10 working days after the first day the financial aid would have been
available, the recipient cooperates with the Department and is not
otherwise ineligible for benefits for the period in question. This
subsection (b) does not apply to sanctions imposed for the failure of any
recipient to participate as required in the child support enforcement
program or in any educational, training, or employment program under this
Code or any other sanction under Section 4-21, nor does this subsection (b)
apply to any cancellation, revocation,
reduction, termination, or sanction imposed for the failure of any recipient to
cooperate in the monthly reporting process or the quarterly reporting
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)