(820 ILCS 405/404) (from Ch. 48, par. 404)
    Sec. 404. Payment of benefits due to deceased individuals. The Director may prescribe regulations to provide for the payment of benefits which are due and payable, to the legal representative, dependents, relatives or next of kin of persons since deceased. Such regulations need not conform with the statutes governing decedent estates, and such payment shall be deemed a valid payment to the same extent as if made to the legal representative of the deceased.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 32.)