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(305 ILCS 5/6-10)
(from Ch. 23, par. 6-10)
Emergency financial assistance.
Except in a city, village or
incorporated town of more than 500,000 population, when an applicant
resides in the local governmental unit in which he makes application,
emergency financial assistance to alleviate life-threatening circumstances
or to assist the individual in attaining self-sufficiency may be given to
or in behalf of the applicant. The emergency assistance so given shall be
by vendor payment in an amount necessary to meet the need, up to the maximum
established by the local governmental unit. Emergency assistance
shall not be granted under this Section more than once to any applicant
during any 12 consecutive month period. Persons currently receiving
under this Article or under any other Article of this Code shall not be eligible
for emergency financial assistance under this Section. However, the amount and nature of any emergency financial assistance is not affected by the payment of any rebate authorized under Section 2201(a) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) or under any other federal economic stimulus program created in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Persons receiving
only medical assistance from the Illinois Department may, however, receive
emergency financial assistance under this Section. Emergency
financial assistance may be provided under this Section to persons who are
applicants for public aid from the Illinois Department in order to cover
time periods prior to receipt of public aid from the Illinois Department.
A local governmental unit may use General Assistance moneys to provide
emergency financial assistance under this Section but shall not use State
to provide assistance
under this Section. If a local governmental unit receives State funds to
provide General Assistance under this Article, assistance provided by the
local governmental unit under
this Section shall not be considered in determining whether a local
governmental unit has qualified to receive State funds under Article XII.
A local governmental unit which provides assistance under this Section
shall not, as a result of payment of such assistance, change the nature or
amount of assistance provided to any other individual or family under this
(Source: P.A. 101-632, eff. 6-5-20.)