(750 ILCS 46/806)
Unemployment of person owing duty of support.
(a) Whenever it is determined in a proceeding to establish or enforce a child support obligation that the person owing a duty of support is unemployed, the court may order the person to seek employment and report periodically to the court with a diary, listing, or other memorandum of his or her efforts to seek employment in accordance with the order. Additionally, the court may order the unemployed person to report to the Department of Employment Security for job search services and to participate in job training or work programs. When the duty of support is owed to a child receiving child support enforcement services under Article X of the Illinois Public Aid Code, the court may order the unemployed person to report to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for participation in job search, training, or work programs established under Section 9-6 and Article IXA of that Code.
(b) Whenever it is determined that a person owes past-due support for a child, and the child is receiving assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code, the court shall, at the request of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, order the following:
(1) that the person pay the past-due support in
accordance with a payment plan approved by the court; or
(2) if the person owing past-due support is
unemployed, is subject to a payment plan, and is not incapacitated, that the person participate in job search, training, or work programs established under Section 9-6 and Article IXA of the Illinois Public Aid Code as the court deems appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 99-85, eff. 1-1-16