It is illegal to access TANF cash using an Illinois Link card at the following prohibited locations:
It is illegal to withdrawal TANF benefits from an ATM located in one of the prohibited locations, or to use TANF benefits at a point of sale (POS) terminal located in a prohibited location.
Adults are issued a warning for the first infraction, then are removed from the cash assistance unit for a month for each subsequent infraction.
The customer is responsible for use of their Illinois Link card, and will not avoid a penalty by claiming another person misused their card at a prohibited location. See PM 22-01-01-j.
A person may have good cause for withdrawing cash from a prohibited location if there is no other working ATM within a reasonable distance from their home.
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