(305 ILCS 5/4-21)
(a) The Illinois Department shall, by rule, establish a system of sanctions
for persons who fail to cooperate, without good cause, with employment and
training programs or other programs under this Article or Article IXA or who
fail to cooperate
with child support programs under this Article, Article X, or Title IV of the
federal Social Security Act. The sanctions may be time limited or
continue until the person cooperates in the program. The sanctions may be
progressive in that a second, third, or further sanction may be progressively
more severe or last longer.
(a-1) The Illinois Department shall, by rule, impose a 30% reduction of the portion of the grant amount designated for the adult member or members of the assistance unit when an adult member is found to be in noncompliance without good cause.
(a-2) No sanction shall reduce the portion of the grant amount that is designated for the child or children of the assistance unit.
(a-3) The full grant amount must be restored on the first day of the month following a determination that the adult member or members of the assistance unit are in compliance with program requirements and are otherwise eligible for assistance.
(b) The Illinois Department shall, by rule, define what constitutes failure
to cooperate and what constitutes good cause which would excuse that failure.
(Source: P.A. 101-103, eff. 7-19-19.)