(305 ILCS 5/4-9) (from Ch. 23, par. 4-9)
    Sec. 4-9. Protective payment to substitute payee. If the parent or other grantee relative persistently mismanages the grant to the detriment of the child and the family but there is reason to believe that, with specialized counseling and guidance services, the parent or relative may develop ability to manage the funds properly, the County Department, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, may designate a person who is interested in or concerned with the welfare of the child and its family to receive the aid payment on behalf of the family. The County Department may designate private welfare or social service agencies to serve as substitute payees in appropriate cases.
    The substitute payee shall serve without compensation and assume the obligation of seeing that the aid payment is expended for the benefit of the child and the family. He may spend the grant for the family, or supervise the parent or other relative in the use of the grant, depending upon the circumstances in each case, and shall make monthly reports to the County Department as the County Department and the Illinois Department may require.
    The County Department shall terminate the protective payment when it is no longer necessary to assure that the grant is being used for the welfare of the child and family, or when the parent or other relative is no longer receiving and no longer requires treatment for substance use disorders, mental health services, or other special care or treatment.
    A substitute payee may be removed, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, for unsatisfactory service. The removal may be effected without hearing. The decision shall not be appealable to the Illinois Department nor shall it be reviewable in the courts.
    The County Department shall conduct periodic reviews as may be required by the Illinois Department to determine whether there is a continuing need for a protective payment. If it appears that the need for the payment is likely to continue beyond a reasonable period, the County Department shall take one of the other actions set out in Section 4-8.
    The parent or other relative shall be advised, in advance of a determination to make a protective payment, that he may appeal the decision to the Illinois Department under the provisions of Section 11-8 of Article XI.
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)