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10/09/18

Summary

  • The maximum benefit levels provided to TANF and Refugee recipients will increase effective October 2018 as follows:
  • The cash payment level for TANF and Refugee cases is increased to 30% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for each family size;
  • TANF grants for child-only assistance units is increased to 75% of TANF units of the same size that consist of a caretaker relative with children;
  • TANF grant amounts will no longer vary on the basis of the TANF customers county of residence.
  • IES will recalculate active cases for 10/01/18 and will issue Notice of Decision (Form 360C) if SNAP decrease.
  • For cases on the regular roll at the close of October cut-off, IES will calculate the amount of the increase and send Notice of Decision (Form 360c).
  • The Initial Employment Deduction amounts are changed.
  • CN 18.08 CASH ASSISTANCE INCREASE (pdf) will be mailed no later than 09/30/18 to notify customers of the increase.
  • The Family Assist medical program income standards, which are based on TANF standards, will increase effective October 2018.

Due to state law, the Cash payment level for all TANF and Refugee cases is increased to 30% of the FPL for the TANF family size effective October 1, 2018. TANF grants for child only cases will increase to 75% of a TANF unit of the same size that consists of a caretaker relative with children.

The increase will be reflected in October's regular roll payments.

Effective October 1,2018 TANF grant amounts will no longer vary by the customers county of residence.

Computation of Active Cases

The increase is effective for cases active for the October payment month. IES will compute cash payments, parental liability, sanction, and recoupment amounts based on the new payment levels..

SNAP will also be recomputed as a result of increased cash payments.

If the computation using the new payment level causes a decrease in the SNAP, IES will generate Notice of Change (Form 360c) to the customer.

Client Notices

Client Notice CN 18:08 CASH ASSISTANCE INCREASE (pdf) will be mailed to TANF and RRA households. TANF cases which are eligible for a grant or are in zero grant status for October will receive a notice.

New Payment Levels - All Counties

Size of Unit Adult and Children Children Only
1 304 228
2 412 309
3 520 390
4 628 471
5 736 552
6 844 633
7 952 714
8 1060 795
9 1168 876
10 1276 957
11 1384 1038
12 1492 1119
13 1600 1200
14 1708 1291
15 1816 1362
16 1924 1443
17 2032 1524
18 2140 1605

Initial Employment Deduction (IED)

# in Unit IED # in Unit IED # in Unit IED
1 202 7 634 13 1066
2 274 8 706 14 1138
3 346 9 778 15 1210
4 418 10 850 16 1282
5 490 11 922 17 1354
6 562 12 994 18 1426

Family Assist Standards

Effective October 2018, Family Assist medical program income standards are increased. Family Assist standards are based on TANF income standards. Starting 10/01/18, use the new amounts for any manual calculations completed when determining eligibility, and when authorizing Family Assist medical extensions for October 2018 or later. The system will use the new Family Assist income amounts effective October 2018.

# in Standard Family Assist Monthly Income
1 304
2 412
3 520
4 628
5 736
6 844
7 952
8 1060
9 1168
10 1276
11 1384
12 1492
13 1600
14 1708
15 1816
16 1924
17 2032
18 2140

Manual Revisions

[signed copy on file]

James T. Dimas

Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services

Forms referenced:

Form 360C

CN 18.08