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(305 ILCS 5/6-1.2)
(from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.2)
Income available to the person, when added to
contributions in money, substance, or services from other sources,
including contributions from legally responsible relatives, must be
insufficient to equal the grant amount established by Department regulation
(or by local governmental unit in units which do not receive State funds)
for such a person.
In determining income to be taken into account:
(1) The first $75 of earned income in income
assistance units comprised exclusively of one adult person shall be disregarded, and for not more than 3 months in any 12 consecutive months that portion of earned income beyond the first $75 that is the difference between the standard of assistance and the grant amount, shall be disregarded.
(2) For income assistance units not comprised
exclusively of one adult person, when authorized by rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, a portion of earned income, not to exceed the first $25 a month plus 50% of the next $75, may be disregarded for the purpose of stimulating and aiding rehabilitative effort and self-support activity.
"Earned income" means money earned in self-employment or wages, salary,
or commission for personal services performed as an employee. The eligibility
of any applicant for or recipient of public aid under this Article is not
affected by the payment of any grant under the "Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief Act", any
or payment of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, 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, or any distributions or
items of income described under subparagraph (X) of
paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax
(Source: P.A. 101-632, eff. 6-5-20.)