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April 19, 2011

Illinois ADAP to Restrict Access to New Applicants

The Illinois Department of Public Health plans to restrict access to its AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), the Windy City Times reports. Starting July 1, in order to quality for assistance, new applicants must have incomes at or below 300 percent ($32,670) of the federal poverty level. The current limit to qualify is 500 percent ($54,450). Jointly funded by the federal government and the state, ADAP provides assistance to more than 4,000 Illinois residents. All current ADAP participants will continue to receive services. Nationally, nearly 8,000 people in 11 states are on ADAP waiting lists.

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