(305 ILCS 5/4-1.2a)
(from Ch. 23, par. 4-1.2a)
Residents of public institutions.
Residents of municipal,
county, state or national institutions for persons with mental illness or
persons with a developmental disability or for the tuberculous, or residents of
a home or other institution maintained by such governmental bodies when not in
need of institutional care because of sickness, convalescence, infirmity, or
chronic illness, and inmates of penal or correctional institutions maintained
by such governmental bodies, may qualify for aid under this Article only after
they have ceased to be residents or inmates.
A person shall not be deemed a resident of a State institution for persons
with mental illness or persons with a developmental disability within the
meaning of this Section if he or she has been conditionally discharged by
the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities or the
Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Mental
Health and Developmental Disabilities) and is no longer residing in the
Recipients of benefits under this Article who become residents of such
institutions shall be permitted a period of up to 30 days in such institutions
without suspension or termination of eligibility. Benefits for which such
person is eligible shall be restored, effective on the date of discharge or
release, for persons who are residents of institutions. Within a reasonable
time after the discharge of a person who was a resident of an institution, the
Department shall redetermine the eligibility of such person.
The Department shall provide for procedures to expedite the determination of
or ability to engage in employment of persons scheduled to be discharged from
facilities operated by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02.)