(305 ILCS 5/10-7)
(from Ch. 23, par. 10-7)
Notice of support due.
(a) When an administrative enforcement unit has determined that a
responsible relative is financially able to contribute to the support of an
applicant or recipient, the responsible relative shall be notified by
mailing him a copy of the determination by United States registered or
certified mail, advising him of his legal obligation to make support
payments for such period or periods of time, definite in duration or
indefinite, as the circumstances require. The notice shall direct payment
as provided in Section 10-8. Where applicable, the determination and
notice may include a demand for reimbursement for emergency aid granted an
applicant or recipient during the period between the application and
determination of the relative's obligation for support and for aid granted
during any subsequent period the responsible relative was financially able
to provide support but failed or refused to do so.
(b) In the alternative, when support is sought on behalf of
for or recipients of financial aid under Article IV of this Act and other
persons who are given access to the child support
enforcement services of this
Article as provided in Section 10-1, the administrative enforcement unit shall
not be required to send the notice and may enter an administrative order
immediately under the provisions of Section 10-11. The order shall be based
upon the determination made under the provisions of Section 10-6 or, in
instances of default, upon the needs of the persons for
whom support is sought.
In addition to requiring payment of future support, the administrative order
may require payment of support for a period before the date the order is
amount of support to be paid for the prior period shall be determined under the
guidelines established by the Illinois Department pursuant to Section 10-3.
The order shall
direct payment as provided in Section 10-10.
(Source: P.A. 92-590, eff. 7-1-02.)