Public Act 103-0485
SB1291 EnrolledLRB103 27559 LNS 53934 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 12-12 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/12-12)  (from Ch. 23, par. 12-12)
    Sec. 12-12. Collection of claims; enforcement of penalty
    (a) The Illinois Department shall pursue the legal
procedure necessary to collect the claims and enforce the
penalty provisions provided in any Section or Article of this
Code relative to applicants and recipients of public aid. The
Attorney General, at the request of the Illinois Department,
shall take the necessary proceedings and represent the
Illinois Department in any matter arising in connection with
such claims or enforcement of penalty provisions.
    (b) In matters concerning the recovery of overpayments for
benefits provided by the Department of Human Services, the
Department shall send a recipient written notice and a demand
for payment of any amount in overpaid benefits owed within 5
years after the Department's right to collect the overpayment
first accrued. The Department of Human Services shall issue
such notice by certified mail to the recipient's last known
mailing address. Actions brought under this subsection by the
Attorney General for the recovery of overpayments shall be
commenced within 10 years after the date upon which such
notice was sent.
(Source: P.A. 81-1085.)