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Financial Criteria

All income and assets are exempt under this program.

Nonfinancial Criteria

Medical Criteria

An applicant must be diagnosed by a medical provider and found to be in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or one of the precancerous cervical conditions listed below, as supported by a pathology report. A person must continue to meet this medical criteria to remain eligible:

  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, grade III (CIN III);
  • Severe dysplasia of the cervix;
  • High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (HGSIL); or
  • Atypical Glandular Cells (AGC) with a suspicion of adenocarcinoma in situ.

Additional Nonfinancial Criteria

To qualify for this program a person must also meet the following requirements:

  • is an Illinois resident;
  • is under the age of 65;
  • is uninsured (see insurance coverage exceptions below);
  • meets citizen or immigration requirements per PM 03-01-00;
  • comply with Social Security Number policy per PM 03-11-00; and
  • is not eligible for another HFS medical program.

Insurance Coverage Exceptions

A person with medical insurance may be eligible for this program under one of the following conditions:

  • insurance coverage is limited (for example, it covers only dental, vision, long term care or a specified disease or illness);
  • the lifetime benefits cap has been met or exceeded;
  • plan excludes coverage for breast or cervical cancer or precancerous conditions; or
  • the person is an American Indian or Alaska Native whose coverage is provided by a medical care program of the Indian Health Service or a tribal organization.