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Articles on Public Aid

Additional eligibility and benefits for women in the Illinois Healthy Women Program

October
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 514
The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill Adm Code 120.540 and 140.486.

Food Stamps Assistance Program allows for exclusion of child support payments in determining eligibility

October
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 514
The Department of Human Services recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill Adm Code 121. 

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

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.

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