Author: Attorney Desk Reference Manual
Last updated: May 2006
General Eligibility Categories
Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
This chapter covers state and federal cash assistance programs. Programs administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services (formerly Public Aid) are: Aid to Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD or SSP), Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Local townships administer the General Assistance program, and the Social Security Administration administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and the Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program (RSDI).
Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD): Over age 65 or disabled as defined by SSA.
Food Stamps: Meet income and asset rules.
General Assistance: Single adults and some families not eligible for TANF.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF): Families with children and/or pregnant women.
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