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Full Text of HB5682  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 8A-18 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/8A-18 new)
7    Sec. 8A-18. Application assistance fraud; SNAP; AABD;
8TANF. It is a Class C misdemeanor for any person, including an
9individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, or
10joint venture, or any employee or agent of any of those, to
11assist or represent another person in completing or submitting
12an application for benefits under the federal Supplemental
13Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the State's Aid to the
14Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) program, or the State's
15Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, in
16exchange for a portion of the applicant's SNAP, AABD, or TANF
17benefits or cash or any other form of payment from any other
18source. An applicant who receives such assistance or
19representation is not in violation of this Section. Nothing in
20this Section shall be construed as prohibiting an applicant
21from receiving such assistance or representation when
22appealing a denial of an application for SNAP, AABD, or TANF



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.