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(320 ILCS 25/5)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 405)
(a) In general. Claims must be filed after January 1, on forms prescribed
by the Department. No claim may be filed more than one year after December 31
of the year for which the claim is filed.
(b) Claim is Personal. The right to file a claim under this Act
shall be personal to the claimant and shall not survive his death, but
such right may be exercised on behalf of a claimant by his legal
guardian or attorney-in-fact. If a claimant dies after having filed a
timely claim, the amount thereof shall be disbursed to his surviving spouse
or, if no spouse survives, to his surviving dependent minor children in
equal parts, provided the spouse or child, as the case may be, resided with
the claimant at the time he filed his claim. If at the time of disbursement
neither the claimant nor his spouse is surviving, and no dependent minor
children of the claimant are surviving the amount of the claim shall
escheat to the State.
(c) One claim per household. Only one member of a household may file
a claim under this Act in any calendar year; where both members of a
household are otherwise entitled to claim a grant under this Act, they
must agree as to which of them will file a claim for that year.
(e) Pharmaceutical Assistance Procedures.
Prior to July 1, 2012, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall determine eligibility for pharmaceutical assistance using
the applicant's current income. The Department shall determine a person's
current income in the manner provided by the Department by rule.
(f) A person may not under any circumstances charge a fee to a claimant under this Act for assistance in completing an application form for a property tax relief grant under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-491, eff. 8-14-09; 96-804, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)