ILLINOIS U.I. ACT Section 403
"Child" means a natural child, stepchild, or adopted child of an individual claiming benefits under this Act or a child
who is in the custody of any such individual by court order, for whom the individual is supplying and, for at least 90
consecutive days (or for the duration of the parental relationship if it has existed for less than 90 days) immediately
preceding any week with respect to which the individual has filed a claim, has supplied more than one-half the cost
of support, or has supplied at least 1/4 of the cost of support if the individual and the other parent, together, are
supplying and, during the aforesaid period, have supplied more than one-half the cost of support, and are, and were
during the aforesaid period, members of the same household; and who, on the first day of such week (a) is under 18
years of age, or (b) is, and has been during the immediately preceding 90 days, unable to work because of illness or
other disability: provided, that no person who has been determined to be a child of an individual who has been
allowed benefits with respect to a week in the individual's benefit year shall be deemed to be a child of the other
parent, and no other person shall be determined to be a child of such other parent, during the remainder of that
"Nonworking spouse" means the lawful husband or wife of an individual claiming benefits under this Act, for whom
more than one-half the cost of support has been supplied by the individual for at least 90 consecutive days (or for the
duration of the marital relationship if it has existed for less than 90 days) immediately preceding any week with
respect to which the individual has filed a claim, but only if the nonworking spouse is currently ineligible to receive
benefits under this Act by reason of the provisions of Section 500E.
An individual who was obligated by law to provide for the support of a child or of a nonworking spouse for the
aforesaid period of 90 consecutive days, but was prevented by illness or injury from doing so, shall be deemed to
have provided more than one-half the cost of supporting the child or nonworking spouse for that period.
(Source: P.A. 93-0634, eff. 12-26-03; P.A. 96-30, eff. 6-30-09, P.A. 97-621, eff. 11-18-11)
Sec. 401.5. Exclusion of student aid
For purposes of determining eligibility for or the amount of any benefits under this Act, the Department shall exclude
from consideration any financial assistance received, under any student aid program administered by an agency of this
State or the federal government, by a person who is enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at any public or private
university, college, or community college in this State.
(Source: P.A. 88-436.)
Sec. 402. Reduced weekly benefits
Each eligible individual who is unemployed in any week, as defined in Section 239, shall be paid, with respect to such
week, a benefit in an amount equal to his weekly benefit amount (plus dependents' allowances) less that part of wages (if
any) payable to him with respect to such week which is in excess of 50% of his weekly benefit amount, provided that
such benefit for any benefit week shall be reduced by: (1) the amount of any holiday pay which the individual is entitled
to receive, and receives, for any workday in such week, and (2) the amount of any vacation wages allocated to such week
by the individual's employer pursuant to Section 610 of this Act, and (3) one-fifth of the weekly benefit amount for each
normal workday during which such individual is unable to work or unavailable for work, and provided, further, that this
subsection shall not be construed so as to effect any change in the status of part-time workers as defined in Section 407.
Such benefit, if not a multiple of $1, shall be computed to the next higher multiple of $1.
(Source: P.A. 82-22.)
Sec. 403. Maximum total amount of benefits
A. With respect to any benefit year beginning prior to September 30, 1979, any otherwise eligible individual shall be
entitled, during such benefit year, to a maximum total amount of benefits as shall be determined in the manner set
forth in this Act as amended and in effect on November 9, 1977.
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