|Public Act 094-0847
||LRB094 17068 DRJ 52350 b
AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 5-2.07 as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/5-2.07 new)
Use of Medicaid spend-down.
No later than July
1, 2007, subject to federal approval of a State Medicaid Plan
amendment, which shall be sought by the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services or its successor agency, persons
described in item 2(a) of Section 5-2, who fail to qualify for
basic maintenance under Article III of this Code on the basis
of need because of excess income or assets, or both, may
establish eligibility for medical assistance by paying the
amount of their monthly spend-down under this Article (as
described in 42 CFR 435.831) to the Department of Healthcare
and Family Services or its successor agency or by having a
third party pay that amount to the Department on their behalf.