Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
This informational bulletin contains information regarding the increases in the Home-Based Support Services Program (HBS) monthly and annual maximum amounts that will be effective on January 1, 2023.
Monthly and Annual Service Maximums
As you may be aware, the Social Security Administration has announced a rate increase of 8.7% to the current Supplemental Security Income (SSI) individual benefit (Press Release | Press Office | SSA). Effective January 1, 2023, the individual benefit will increase from $841 to $914 per month. The new benefit amount will be used to determine the monthly and annual maximum amounts for the HBS programs.
In the HBS Program, children ages 3 to 17 and young adults (typically between the ages of 18 and 22) who are enrolled in a Special Education program currently receive services up to $1,682 per month. This amount will increase to $1,828 per month effective January 1, 2023. For individuals in the Children's Support Waiver who choose to use the flexible spending amount, the monthly maximum will be $3,656. The annual maximum is $21,936.
In the Adult HBS Program, the maximum amount for adults who are no longer in a Special Education program currently receive services up to $2,523 per month. This amount will increase to $2,742 per month effective January 1, 2023.
HBS service plans for the month of January 2023 may reflect service spending up to the new maximum amounts. Any adjustments made to accommodate the increase in service amounts must be included in service plans and service agreements. Individuals in HBS should ensure service authorizations include the rate increase effective January 1, 2023. For those individuals who employ their own personal support workers, fiscal/employer agent service agreements should also be updated.
This information Bulletin is effective 11/03/2022.