Use the attached tables to compute past overpayment amounts. The Payment Level for GA-TA cases was effective January 1982. Prior to January 1982 the GA benefit amount was determined by totaling need items.

Retrospective budgeting policy was effective from 10/83 through 12/01. Prior to 10/83 income was anticipated and budgeted the month received.

Prospective budgeting policy became effective 01/02. From 10/83 through 12/01, income was budgeted retrospectively.

Personal Allowance

PERSONAL ALLOWANCE (Active Client)
DATES  PERSONS EATING TOGETHER PERSONAL ALLOWANCE FOOD CLOTHING HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES PERSONAL ESSENTIALS
11/76 -06/78 1 $53.93 $33.42 $7.57 $2.21 $10.73
2 49.45 30.64 7.57 1.76 9.48
3 - 7 46.39 27.85 7.57 1.49 9.48
8 or more 45.69 27.38 7.57 1.26 9.48
07/78 -09/79 1 $56.63 $35.09 $7.95 $2.32 $11.27
2 51.92 32.17 7.95 1.85 9.95
3 - 7 48.71 29.25 7.95 1.56 9.95
8 or more 47.97 28.75 7.95 1.32 9.95
10/79 - 12/80 1 $59.46 $36.84 $8.35 $2.44 $11.83
2 54.52 33.78 8.35 1.94 10.45
3 - 7 51.15 30.71 8.35 1.64 10.45
8 or more 50.39 30.19 8.35 1.40 10.45
01/81 - 12/81 1 $62.43 $38.68 $8.77 $2.56 $12.42
2 57.25 35.47 8.77 2.04 10.97
3 - 7 53.71 32.25 8.77 1.72 10.97
8 or more 52.91 31.70 8.77 1.47 10.97

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PERSONAL ALLOWANCE CHART (Bedfast Client)
DATES PERSONS EATING TOGETHER PERSONAL ALLOWANCE FOOD CLOTHING

HOUSEHOLD

SUPPLIES

PERSONAL ESSENTIALS
11/76 - 06/78 1 $41.56 $31.01 $3.67 $2.21 $4.67
2 37.99 28.43 3.67 1.76 4.13
3 - 7 35.11 25.83 3.67 1.48 4.13
8 or more 34.51 25.44 3.67 1.27 4.13
07/78 -09/79 1 $43.64 $32.57 $ 3.85 $ 2.32 $ 4.90
2 39.89 29.85 3.85 1.85 4.34
3 - 7 36.87 27.13 3.85 1.55 4.34
8 or more 36.24 26.72 3.85 1.33 4.34
10/79 - 12/80 1 $45.82 $34.20 $4.04 $2.44 $5.14
2 41.88 31.34 4.04 1.94 4.56
3 - 7 38.73 28.49 4.04 1.64 4.56
8 or more 38.06 28.06 4.04 1.40 4.56
01/81 - 12/81 1 $48.11 $35.91 $ 4.24 $ 2.56 $5.40
2 43.97 32.91 4.24 2.04 4.79
3 - 7 40.67 29.91 4.24 1.72 4.79
8 or more 39.96 29.46 4.24 1.47 4.79

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Shelter Maximum $97

If furnishings included:

  • $ 5 - 1 person
  • $10 - 2-3 persons
  • $15 - 4 or more persons

General Assistance Fuel and Utility Allowances for the City of Chicago

Maximum Laundry Allowances

GA-TA CASES
Number In Household

08/76 - 06/78

Amount

07/78 - 09/79

Amount

10/79 - 12/80

Amount

01/81 - 12/81

Amount

1 $2.75 $2.89 $3.03 $3.18
2 2.75 2.89 3.03 3.18
3 3.63 3.81 4.00 4.20
4 4.62 4.85 5.09 5.34
5 5.56 5.84 6.13 6.44
6 6.55 6.88 7.22 7.58
7 7.54 7.92 8.32 8.74
8 8.47 8.89 9.33 9.80
9 9.46 9.93 10.43 10.95
10 10.29 10.80 11.34 11.91

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Monthly Allowance for Therapeutic Diets

GA-TA CASES
Type of Diet 08/76-06/78 07/78-09/79 10/79-12/80 01/81-12/81
Ulcer (and other chronic conditions requiring a bland low residue diet) $5.14 $5.40 $5.67 $5.95
Diabetic - less than 1700 calories or more 6.84 7.18 7.54 7.92
Diabetic - 1700 calories or more 15.39 16.16 16.97 17.82
High-protein, High-caloric, High-vitamin 11.10 11.66 12.24 12.85

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GA-FCA CASES
Type of Diet 08/76-06/78 07/78-09/79 10/79-12/80 01/81-12/81
Diabetic - less than 1700 calories or more - adult $6.84 $7.18 $7.54 $7.92
Diabetic - 1700 calories or more - adults 15.39 16.16 16.97 17.82
Diabetic - all children 15.39 16.16 16.97 17.82

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Maximum Room & Board
08/76-06/78 07/78-09/79 10/79-12/80 01/81-12/81
Cook, DuPage, Kane, Elgin $116.60 $122.43 $128.55 $134.98
All other counties 110.00 115.59 121.37 127.44


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Restaurant Allowance*
08/76-06/78 07/78-09/79 10/79-12/80 01/81-12/81
$88.66 $93.09 $97.74 $102.63

* If fewer than 3 meals per day are required to be eaten in a restaurant, adjust the total food allowance on the following basis:

  • Breakfast 20%
  • Lunch 30%
  • Dinner 50%

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Table of Payment Levels

GA-FCA Cases

Adult(s) and Child(ren)
Size 08/76-06/78 07/78-09/79  10/79-12/80 01/81-12/84  01/85-12/86 01/87-12/89 01/90-01/92 02/92-06/92 07/92-03/94 
1 -- --- $163 - - - $165 $154 $165
2 $216 $227 238 $250 $250 $250 268 250 268
3 261 274 288 302 341 342 367 342 367
4 317 333 350 368 385 386 414 386 414
5 374 393 413 434 450 452 485 452 485
6 428 449 471 495 505 507 545 507 545
7 481 505 530 556 556 534 574 534 574
8 510 536 563 591 591 562 604 562 604
9 561 589 618 649 649 591 635 591 635
10 605 635 667 700 700 623 669 623 669
11 650 682 716 752 752 656 705 656 705
12 703 738 775 814 814 690 741 690 741
13 751 789 828 869 869 727 781 727 781
14 800 840 882 926 926 765 822 765 822
15 848 890 934 981 981 806 866 806 866
16 897 942 989 1038 1038 848 911 848 911
17 945 992 1042 1094 1094 893 959 893 959
18 993 1043 1095 1150 1150 940 1010 940 1010
Additional Person 48 50 52 55

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Child(ren) Only
Size 08/76-06/78  07/78-09/79  10/79-12/80  01/81-12/86 01/87-12/89  01/90-01/91  02/91-06/92 
1 $69 $72 $76 $80 $95 $102 $95
2 132 139 146 153 187 201 187
3 194 204 214 225 232 249 232
4 249 261 274 288 297 319 297
5 306 321 337 354 353 379 353
6 360 378 397 417 379 407 379
7 413 434 456 479 408 438 408
8 442 464 487 511 437 469 437
9 493 518 544 571 468 503 468
10 537 564 592 622 501 538 501
11 582 611 642 674 530 576 530
12 635 667 700 735 572 614 572