Clinical Trial is Approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Informed Consent Form
An "informed consent form" is a document that describes the rights of the clinical trial participant, includes details about the study (such as, purpose, duration, required procedures, risks, expected benefits and contact information), and is signed by the participant. Federal regulations require that IRBs must approve all informed consent forms; therefore, a copy of the informed consent form is acceptable proof that an IRB reviewed and approved the clinical trial.
Informed Consent Form Not Available
If an informed consent form is not available, accept an official letter from the administrator of the clinical trial. The letter must contain the name and location of the clinical trial, name of the disease or condition, and the name and contact information of the administrator. Use the information provided to locate the clinical trial in the ClinicalTrials.gov website. If the clinical trial appears on this website you may assume an IRB approved the study.
Clinical Trial Involves a Rare Disease or Condition
Review the documentation to determine if the study involves a rare disease or condition. Some commonly known rare diseases are Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, cystinosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease, and Tourette syndrome. The clinical trial meets the requirement if the documentation lists one of these diseases, or indicates that the study involves a rare disease or condition as defined in the "Orphan Drug Act".
Every Dollar Counts Research Project
Verification must be received to exempt the $50 or $1000 monthly gift. Select Unearned Income type Other Exempt on the Unearned Income-Details page in IES.
Chicago Resilient Communities Income Pilot
Verification must be received to exempt the $500 monthly payment. Select Unearned Income type Other Exempt on the Unearned Income-Details page in IES. Document in Case Comments the type of unearned income received and that it is exempt.
Evanston Guaranteed Income Pilot
Verification must be received to exempt the $500 monthly payment. For AABD cash assistance, select Unearned Income type Other Exempt on the Unearned Income-Details page in IES. For AABD medical, select Other Unearned as the income type on the Unearned Income-Details page in IES. Document in Case Comments the type of unearned income received and if it is exempt or non exempt. Before processing applications and case actions for individuals that request or receive both non-MAGI medical and SNAP, contact the Medical Eligibility Policy and Special Programs (BMESP) for specific instructions, HFS.Eligibility.Policy@illinois.gov