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Public Act 096-0206




Public Act 096-0206
SB0316 Enrolled LRB096 04533 DRJ 14587 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 11-6 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/11-6)  (from Ch. 23, par. 11-6)
    Sec. 11-6. Decisions on applications. Within 10 days after
a decision is reached on an application, the applicant shall be
notified in writing of the decision. If the applicant resides
in a facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or a
supportive living facility authorized under Section 5-5.01a,
the facility shall also receive written notice of the decision,
provided that the notification is related to a Department
payment for services received by the applicant in the facility.
Only facilities enrolled in and subject to a provider agreement
under the medical assistance program under Article V may
receive such notices of decisions. The Department shall
consider eligibility for, and the notice shall contain a
decision on, each of the following assistance programs for
which the client may be eligible based on the information
contained in the application: Temporary Assistance to Needy
Families, Medical Assistance, Aid to the Aged, Blind and
Disabled, General Assistance (in the City of Chicago), and food
stamps. No decision shall be required for any assistance
program for which the applicant has expressly declined in
writing to apply. If the applicant is determined to be
eligible, the notice shall include a statement of the amount of
financial aid to be provided and a statement of the reasons for
any partial grant amounts. If the applicant is determined
ineligible for any public assistance the notice shall include
the reason why the applicant is ineligible. If the application
for any public assistance is denied, the notice shall include a
statement defining the applicant's right to appeal the
decision. The Illinois Department, by rule, shall determine the
date on which assistance shall begin for applicants determined
eligible. That date may be no later than 30 days after the date
of the application.
    Under no circumstances may any application be denied solely
to meet an application-processing deadline.
(Source: P.A. 90-17, eff. 7-1-97.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2010.

Effective Date: 1/1/2010