(320 ILCS 25/6)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 406)
(a) In general. Upon receipt of a timely filed claim, the Department
shall determine whether the claimant is a person entitled to a grant under
this Act and the amount of grant to which he is entitled under this Act.
The Department may require the claimant to furnish reasonable proof of the
statements of domicile, household income, rent paid, property taxes accrued
and other matters on which entitlement is based, and may withhold payment
of a grant until such additional proof is furnished.
(b) Rental determination. If the Department finds that the gross rent
used in the computation by a claimant of rent constituting property taxes
accrued exceeds the fair rental value for the right to occupy that
residence, the Department may determine the fair rental value for that
residence and recompute rent constituting property taxes accrued accordingly.
(c) Fraudulent claims. The Department shall deny claims which have been
fraudulently prepared or when it finds that the claimant has acquired title
to his residence or has paid rent for his residence primarily for the
purpose of receiving a grant under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)