97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/3/2012, by Rep. Esther Golar
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
Provides for a minimum monthly personal needs allowance, subject to
persons who are inpatients in a facility licensed under
the ID/DD Community Care Act and who are eligible for Medicaid. Provides
that the State shall pay an amount in addition to the minimum monthly
personal needs allowance authorized under the Social Security Act, so that
the person's total monthly personal needs allowance from both State and
federal sources equals $50. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 5-31 as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/5-31 new)
Personal needs allowance.
appropriation, for a person who is an inpatient in a facility
licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act for which payments
are made under this Article throughout a month and who is
determined to be eligible for medical assistance under this
Article, the State shall pay an amount in addition to the
minimum monthly personal needs allowance authorized under
Section 1902(q) of Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42
U.S.C. 1396a(q)), so that the person's total monthly personal
needs allowance from both State and federal sources equals $50.
This Act takes effect upon