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STATEMENT: Names of Illinois Prisoners Granted Commutation Released

April 16, 2020

Illinois prisoners recently granted commutation as part of an ongoing effort to address the COVID outbreaks of Illinois prisons were publicly released.

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STATEMENT: Nursing Home Residents and Coronavirus Relief Deposits

April 15, 2020

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) tells nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that CARES Act stimulus payments are for residents’ personal use and not to be treated as income.

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COVID-19 and HIV: Important Changes to Ryan White

April 10, 2020

Ryan White funds have made changes to help people with HIV during the COVID-19 crisis.

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STATEMENT: Data Shows COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects Black Communities

April 10, 2020

This week, Mayor Lightfoot shared data showing that Black Chicagoans have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with Black Chicagoans making up more than 70 percent of fatalities in the city.

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Early Intervention Back in Illinois, Following COVID-19 Freeze

April 7, 2020

Young children enrolled in Early Intervention can access supportive services again, following a temporary freeze due to COVID-19.

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New Resource: Education and COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Legal Council releases new resource on education practices & COVID-19 for Illinois parents.

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Health Justice in a Crisis: Ted and SSDI

April 4, 2020

Ted spent almost a year trying to get Social Security Disability benefits. When finally he was approved, COVID-19 stopped the world.

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New Medicaid Guidelines: Self-Report Your Income, Residency, and More

April 3, 2020

Illinoisans who are unable to upload documents proving their income or other factors can now self-attest on their Medicaid applications.

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SNAP Work Requirements for ABAWDs Temporarily Suspended During State of Emergency

March 31, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by the Congress temporarily suspends work requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) during state of emergency.

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