PM 07-02-04

Complete Revised textReport of Real & Personal Property (IL444-0008; "DPA 8") for each piece of real property in which a Revised textcustomer has a legal or equitable interest (homestead or non-homestead) New textincluding property being sold contract-for-deed.

NOTE: For a Revised textcustomer who owns a mobile home, complete the Revised textIL444-0008 only when the Revised textcustomer owns the property on which the mobile home is located.

File the original Revised textIL444-0008 in the case record.

In Cook County, send a copy of the Revised textIL444-0008 to the:

Department of Healthcare and Family Services

New textDivision of Finance
Bureau of Collections
Technical Recovery Section
Revised text401 S. Clinton Ave., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607-3800

Outside Cook County, send a copy of the Revised textIL444-0008 to:

Department of Healthcare and Family Services

New textDivision of Finance
Bureau of Collections
Technical Recovery Section
2200 Churchill Rd., Building A-1
Springfield, IL 62702-3406

Attach a copy of the property deed or tax bill, when available, to the Revised textIL444-0008 copy sent to the Technical Recovery Section. For that Section to properly identify the property and send a notice of intent to file a lien, when appropriate, a complete Revised textIL444-0008 must include the Revised textcustomer's current case address as well as the property address. A completed Revised textIL444-0008 must also include:

  • a copy of the property deed; or
  • the exact legal description; or
  • the permanent real estate index number.

Suggested sources for completing the Revised textIL444-0008 include:

  • property deeds;
  • sales agreements;
  • mortgages;
  • court house records (County Treasurer and County Recorder of Deeds);
  • contracts for deeds;
  • real estate tax statements.

When indicated, determine the equity value of property as follows:

  • Obtain the fair market value of the property from property tax bill, reputable realtor, banker, tax assessor, auctioneer, etc. In determining FMV of farm property, the Department may also use methodologies developed by the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. New textContact HFS LTC-ADI for assistance in determining the value of farmland.
  • Subtract all outstanding debts against the property from the fair market value of the property.
  • Obtain the amount owed on the property from the closing statement or transfer that was prepared by the realtor or attorney, or from the person or institution holding the mortgage or debt.