On June 30, 2015, an increase to the personal needs allowance (PNA) for Illinois adults with developmental disabilities expired and the PNA reverted back to previous levels. About 16,000 people are affected. The PNA comes from the person’s monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment; the state uses the rest of the SSI payment to offset the cost of the person’s care. When the increase went into effect in September 2014, it raised the PNA from $30 to $60 for about 5,100 people living in intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD), and from . . .
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