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305 ILCS 5/12-4.11
(305 ILCS 5/12-4.11)
(from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.11)
with due regard for and subject to budgetary limitations, shall establish
grant amounts for each of the programs, by regulation. The grant amounts may
vary by program, size of assistance unit and geographic area. Grant amounts under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program may not vary on the basis of a TANF recipient's county of residence.
Aid payments shall not be reduced except: (1) for changes in the cost of
items included in the grant amounts, or (2) for changes in the expenses of the
recipient, or (3) for changes in the income or resources available to the
recipient, or (4) for changes in grants resulting from adoption of a
consolidated grant amount.
The maximum benefit levels provided to TANF recipients shall increase as follows: beginning October 1, 2018, the Department of Human Services shall increase TANF grant amounts in effect on September 30, 2018 to at least 30% of the most recent United States Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines for each family size. Beginning October 1, 2019, and each October 1 thereafter, the maximum benefit levels shall be annually adjusted to remain equal to at least 30% of the most recent poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2) for each family size.
TANF grants for child-only assistance units shall be at least 75% of TANF grants for assistance units of the same size that consist of a caretaker relative with children.
In fixing standards to govern payments or reimbursements for funeral
and burial expenses, the Department shall establish a minimum allowable
not less than
$1,000 for Department payment of funeral services and not less than $500 for
Department payment of burial or cremation services. On January 1, 2006, July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, the Department shall increase the minimum reimbursement amount for funeral and burial expenses under this Section by a percentage equal to the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, if any, during the 12 months immediately preceding that January 1 or July 1. In establishing the minimum
amount, the Department shall take into account the services
essential to a dignified, low-cost (i) funeral and (ii) burial or
cremation, including reasonable
amounts that may be necessary for
burial space and cemetery charges, and any applicable taxes or other
required governmental fees or charges. If no
person has agreed to pay the total cost of the (i) funeral and
(ii) burial or cremation
charges, the Department shall pay the vendor the actual costs of the (i)
(ii) burial or cremation, or the minimum allowable amount for each service as
the Department, whichever is less, provided that the Department reduces its
the amount available from the following sources: the decedent's assets
available resources and the anticipated amounts of any death benefits available
decedent's estate, and amounts paid and arranged to be paid by the
responsible relatives. A legally responsible relative is expected to pay
(i) funeral and (ii) burial
or cremation expenses unless financially unable to do so.
Nothing contained in this Section or in any other Section of this
Code shall be construed to prohibit the Illinois Department (1) from
consolidating existing standards on the basis of any standards which are
or were in effect on, or subsequent to July 1, 1969, or (2) from
employing any consolidated standards in determining need for public
aid and the amount of money payment or grant for individual recipients
or recipient families.
(Source: P.A. 100-587, eff. 6-4-18; 101-103, eff. 7-19-19.)