(410 ILCS 225/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7025)
    Sec. 5. Application and eligibility requirements.
    (a) Any person requesting program benefits shall be afforded the opportunity to apply for such benefits. The application shall be filed at a place designated by the Department.
    (b) Program benefits may be provided to or on behalf of any person: (1) who has been medically diagnosed as pregnant, and who is living in this State voluntarily with the intention of making it her home and not for a temporary purpose; and, (2) who meets the financial eligibility requirements of the Department as set forth in rules promulgated pursuant to this Act. Such rules shall provide that any person will be eligible with a gross income that equals or is less than the nonfarm income official poverty line, as determined by the federal Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. The Department may establish financial eligibility requirements for income levels above the official federal poverty line. Temporary absence from this State, with an intent to return, shall not render a person ineligible for benefits.
    (c) No person receiving aid under Article V of The Illinois Public Aid Code shall be eligible for program benefits.
    (d) No person detained in a Federal, State or local correctional facility as a result of being charged with or convicted of a criminal offense shall be eligible for program benefits.
(Source: P.A. 86-860.)