CHAPTER 287

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 418

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE AND RELATING TO THE RECOVERY OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OVERPAYMENTS.

BE IT ENACTEO BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 1, Title 31 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section as follows:

1114. Recovery of Public Assistance Overpayments.

(a) Any assistance paid to or In behalf of any person under the Aid to Families
With Dependent Children, General Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid programs in excess of that to which the person Is entitled under the program or programs shall be recoverable by the Department of Health and Social Services for the State of Delaware in a civil action against such person or his estate In any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) Any judgment entered for the Department in an action brought under this
section shall include an award for the court costs of the action. That portion of the judgment that constitutes the court costs of the action shall be remitted by the Department to the State Treasurer.

(c) The Department shall not be required to pay the filing fee or other costs of
an action brought under this section and shall not be required to pay fees of any nature or to file a bond or other security of any nature in connection with such action or with proceedings supplementary thereto or as a condition precedent to the availability to the Department of any process In aid of such action or proceedings.

(a) Any judgment entered In any court of competent jurisdiction for the Department pursuant to a confession of judgment regarding any assistance paid to or in behalf of any person under the Ald to Families Hlth Dependent Children, General Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid programs in excess of that to which the person Is entitled under the program or programs or regarding any amount of money due under an agreement relating to any assistance paid to or in behalf of any person under the Aid to Families With Dependent Children, General Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid programs In excess of that to which the person is entitled under the program or programs shall include an award for the court costs of such judgment. That portion of such judgment that
constitutes the court costs of such judgment shall be remitted by the Department to the State Treasurer.

(b) The Department shall not be required to pay the filing fee or other costs related to any procedure to obtain judgment In any court of competent jurisdiction Pursuant to a confession of judgment governed by subsection (d) of this section and shall not be required to pay fees of any nature or to file a bond or other security of any nature In connection with any such procedure."

Approved June 28, 1988