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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Public Aid

FOIA requests for public records must be in writing September 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 456 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 2 Ill Adm Code 1101 effective on July 1, 2004. 
Amendments Adopted by the Department of Public Aid July 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 340 The Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill Adm Code 120, effective on April 1, 2004.
Amendments Made to the Medical Payment Program June 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.
Administrative order of the Department of Public Aid, establishing a lien on a joint account for collection of past-due child support, was against the manifest weight of documentary and testimonial evidence April 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On January 21, 2004, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, reversing an administrative order of the Illinois Department of Public Aid as against the manifest weight of the evidence.
New Adoption of Utility Standards January 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Pursuant to federal regulations at 7 CFR 273.9(d)(6)(iii)(A) and to help reduce food stamp errors in housing expenses, the Illinois Department of Human Services amended 89 Ill. Adm. Code 121.
No co-pay required for public aid recipients to receive generic drugs P.A. 093-0593 January 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Effective immediately, the Department of Public Aid may not require those receiving public aid assistance from the state to make a co-payment if they receive generic prescription drugs.
Amendments to Dental and Long-Term Care Programs December 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 600 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140. Effective September 5, 2003, these changes pertain to services provided by and to payments made under the Department's dental and long-term care (LTC) programs.  
Amendments Made Affecting Providers in the Medical Assistance Program November 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 550 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 104. Effective August 1, 2003, the changes implement new provisions under P.A. 92-789.
Child support hearings streamlined June 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 280 On March 24, 2003, the Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code relating to the rules and practices in administrative hearings regarding child support. 89 Ill Adm Code 104.
Medical payments adopted under Public Aid May 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently amended 89 Ill Adm Code 140, relating to medical payments.
New payment programs for inpatient and outpatient services implemented May 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 On February 24, 2003, the Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments implementing several new payment programs affecting specified inpatient and outpatient services in title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Medical payments under Public Aid amended February 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 62 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently altered the rules governing payouts for medical services. The changes are codified in the Administrative Code.
Definition of “relative” expanded October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On August 1, 2002, the Department of Children and Family Services (department) amended rules in sections 300, et al., of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 300-02, 304, 315, 328, 337-38, 359, 402.
Exemptions and deductions for Medical Assistance Program expanded September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 26, 2002, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to section 120 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 120.
Emergency amendments aid hospitals July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 On April 30, 2002, the Department of Public Aid (department) adopted emergency amendments to section 148 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 148.
Indigent mother has a constitutional right to court-appointed counsel to appeal ruling that she is an unfit parent, even if county is required to pay counsel’s fees April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On January 25, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court and held that the separation of powers doctrine is not violated when, in a case concerning the fitness of a parent, the county is required to pay for an indigent mother's appellate counsel fees.
Medical assistance for persons with breast or cervical cancer April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On December 28, 2001, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted new subsections to section 120 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 120.
Increased child care subsidies March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 On December 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted emergency amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.
The Latest on Liens: An Illinois Tort Lawyer’s Guide By Edward W. McNabola and Kevin E. O’Reilly March 2002 Article, Page 124 Liens can consume clients' recovery and decrease their willingness to settle. Here's a fresh look at the law.
Assistance appeal hearings February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 On October 30, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted amendments to section 14 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 14.
New project for needy families implemented February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 On November 1, 2001, the Department of Human Services (department) implemented a new program, the Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration Project (project), in section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.
Federal law prohibits state courts from ordering noncustodial parents to make child support payments out of their SSI allowance December 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On August 31, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, vacated the lower court's judgment that a custodial unmarried father was entitled to child support payments from the child's mother, when the mother's only income was federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
TANF benefit limit exemption November 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 568 On September 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted an emergency amendment to section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.
New medical assistance provisions August 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 398 On May 11, 2001, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to section 140 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 140.
Food stamp eligibility and benefit allowances April 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 On January 25, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted amendments to section 121 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.
Increase in state utility standard for food stamp recipients April 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 On January 29, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted an emergency amendment to section 121 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.
Hospital reimbursement changes March 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 On January 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to section 152 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 152.
Medical assistance programs August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On May 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted amendments and a new section to section 120 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 120.
Circuit Breaker Program for elderly expanded; P.A. 91-699 July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 Public Act 91-699, which will take effect next year, expands the state's Circuit Breaker Program by increasing the minimum level of income for eligibility and expanding coverage for drugs used to treat certain diseases.
Senior Legal Assistance Services: A Well-Kept Secret By Lee Beneze July 2000 Article, Page 411 Too few attorneys know about Illinois' federally funded senior legal assistance services program.