Increase in Personal Needs Allowance (PNA)

Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Family Services


Policy Memo


  • State law (Public Act 98-0674) provides for an increase in Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) for individuals residing in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IID), formerly known as ICF/DD.
  • Effective September 1, 2014, the PNA for individuals residing in ICF/IID is $60. 
  • Retroactively figure the PNA increase to begin September 1, 2014. 
  • Apply allowance to individuals whose gross income minus deductions is equal to or greater than $60. Refer to PM 15-04-04.
  • Beginning July 1, 2015, the PNA is reduced back to $30.


Michelle R. B. Saddler, Secretary

Illinois Department of Human Services

Julie Hamos, Director

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services