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Public Act 098-0887




Public Act 098-0887
HB3819 EnrolledLRB098 15374 OMW 50403 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
adding Section 4.15 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 105/4.15 new)
    Sec. 4.15. Eligibility determinations.
    (a) The Department is authorized to make eligibility
determinations for benefits administered by other governmental
bodies based on the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons
Property Tax Relief Act as follows:
        (i) for the Secretary of State with respect to reduced
    fees paid by qualified vehicle owners under the Illinois
    Vehicle Code;
        (ii) for special districts that offer free fixed route
    public transportation services for qualified older adults
    under the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Metropolitan
    Transit Authority Act, and the Regional Transportation
    Authority Act; and
        (iii) for special districts that offer transit
    services for qualified individuals with disabilities under
    the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Metropolitan
    Transit Authority Act, and the Regional Transportation
    Authority Act.
    (b) The Department shall establish the manner by which
claimants shall apply for these benefits. The Department is
authorized to promulgate rules regarding the following
matters: the application cycle; the application process; the
content for an electronic application; required personal
identification information; acceptable proof of eligibility as
to age, disability status, marital status, residency, and
household income limits; household composition; calculating
income; use of social security numbers; duration of eligibility
determinations; and any other matters necessary for such
administrative operations.
    (c) All information received by the Department from an
application or from any investigation to determine eligibility
for benefits shall be confidential, except for official
    (d) A person may not under any circumstances charge a fee
to a claimant for assistance in completing an application form
for these benefits.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/15/2014