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Public Act 098-0931





Public Act 098-0931
HB5682 EnrolledLRB098 18857 KTG 54003 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
adding Section 8A-18 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/8A-18 new)
    Sec. 8A-18. Application assistance fraud; SNAP; AABD;
TANF. It is a Class C misdemeanor for any person, including an
individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, or
joint venture, or any employee or agent of any of those, to
assist or represent another person in completing or submitting
an application for benefits under the federal Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the State's Aid to the
Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) program, or the State's
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, in
exchange for a portion of the applicant's SNAP, AABD, or TANF
benefits or cash or any other form of payment from any other
source. An applicant who receives such assistance or
representation is not in violation of this Section. Nothing in
this Section shall be construed as prohibiting an applicant
from receiving such assistance or representation when
appealing a denial of an application for SNAP, AABD, or TANF
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/15/2014