Bill Text: IL HB2620 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that a person is eligible for a diaper allowance of $80 per month per child if the person's household income is at or below 50% of the federal poverty guidelines, the person is responsible for the welfare of a child 3 years of age or younger, and the person receives medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the diaper allowance may be used only to purchase diapers and shall be issued through an electronic benefit transfer card. Provides that the diaper allowance is not considered income for purposes of determining eligibility for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code or for any other public aid benefits provided under State law. Effective October 1, 2018.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB2620 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2620-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2620

Introduced , by Rep. Robyn Gabel

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
20 ILCS 1305/10-75 new

Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that a person is eligible for a diaper allowance of $80 per month per child if the person's household income is at or below 50% of the federal poverty guidelines, the person is responsible for the welfare of a child 3 years of age or younger, and the person receives medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the diaper allowance may be used only to purchase diapers and shall be issued through an electronic benefit transfer card. Provides that the diaper allowance is not considered income for purposes of determining eligibility for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code or for any other public aid benefits provided under State law. Effective October 1, 2018.
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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 10-75 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 1305/10-75 new)
7 Sec. 10-75. Diaper allowance.
8 (a) Commencing October 1, 2018, a person whose household
9income is at or below 50% of the federal poverty guidelines and
10who is the person responsible for the welfare of a child 3
11years of age or younger and who is receiving medical assistance
12under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code shall be
13eligible for a diaper allowance in the amount of $80 per month
14per child. The diaper allowance may only be used to purchase
15diapers.
16 (b) The diaper allowance shall be issued through an
17electronic benefit transfer card.
18 (c) The diaper allowance shall not be considered income for
19purposes of determining eligibility for medical assistance
20under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code or for any
21other public aid benefits provided under State law.
22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect October

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11, 2018.
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