(320 ILCS 25/12) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 412)
    Sec. 12. Regulations - Department on Aging.
    (a) Regulations. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, the Department on Aging may adopt rules regarding applications, proof of eligibility, required identification information, use of social security numbers, counting of income, and a method of computing "gross rent" in the case of a claimant living in a nursing or sheltered care home, and any other rules necessary for the cost-efficient operation of the program established under Section 4.
    (b) The Department on Aging shall, to the extent of appropriations made for that purpose:
        (1) attempt to secure the cooperation of appropriate
federal, State and local agencies in securing the names and addresses of persons to whom this Act pertains;
        (2) prepare a mailing list of persons eligible for
grants under this Act;
        (3) secure the cooperation of the Department of
Revenue, other State agencies, and local business establishments to facilitate distribution of applications under this Act to those eligible to file claims; and
        (4) through use of direct mail, newspaper
advertisements and radio and television advertisements, and all other appropriate means of communication, conduct an on-going public relations program to increase awareness of eligible citizens of the benefits under this Act and the procedures for applying for them.
(Source: P.A. 96-804, eff. 1-1-10; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)