The GTA program is only available for those who are unable to work due to a disability and have no other income at this time.
GTA clients cannot be employed or seeking employment if applying for assistance
Please determine what township you are in by searching your address at
https://maps.ccgisc.org/public/Default.aspx# , then call the appropriate Township to determine rules for their programming.
GTA program applicants and clients cannot be receiving income from any source.
Non-compliance with a state program disqualifies the applicant from receiving GTA assistance.
Due to the state statutes, if one has utilized all benefits allocated for a lifetime, they are by default also ineligible for GTA assistance.
The GTA program is a gap-bridging program mandated by the state of Illinois exclusive to those seeking disability compensation & it provides a small stipend until they are formally approved for SSDI.
GTA assistance is the last-resort option for benefits. Therefore, if someone is eligible or receiving unemployment benefits, they should be pursued and utilized until exhausted. GTA applicants cannot be receiving income of any sort.
Applicants must resolve this issue prior to applying for assistance.
Applicants must resolve all issues related to this topic prior to applying for assistance.
According to the General Assistance Regulations, an applicant with this charge cannot be considered for assistance. To determine if you have one of these convictions, please check the county circuit clerk’s public records where the crime(s) are/were committed.
At this time, GTA assistance cannot be provided to households with dependents due to the ability to receive TANF instead.
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