Income Maintenance: State and Federal Cash Assistance Programs

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Author: Attorney Desk Reference Manual
Last updated: May 2006

Overview
General Eligibility Categories
          Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD)
          Food Stamps
          General Assistance
          Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
          Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
         

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Overview

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).

General Eligibility Categories

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.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits:

  • RSDI: Retired (over 62) or disabled and have paid into Social Security ("insured") or related by blood or marriage to someone who is retired, disabled or dead.
  • SSI: Over age 65 or disabled and limited income and assets.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF): Families with children and/or pregnant women.

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