Mercury Addition

To approve mercury benefits when adding an eligible new FS unit member, complete a blank Form 552 for each month as follows:

  • Item 1 - Complete.
  • Item 2 - Enter the effective month and year. If the effective month of the authorization has expired, approve the additional benefits as past month's benefits (see PM 23-01-04 and WAG 23-01-04).
  • Item 3 - Enter TA 56.
  • Item 4 - Enter 7.
  • Items 5, 6, 8 - Complete.   
  • Items 22, 23 - Complete including the additional member(s).   
  • Item 33 - Enter TAR 34.
  • Item 38 - Enter the difference between what the FS unit is entitled to with the new member(s) and what they actually received for the fiscal month.
  • REMARKS - If the new member(s) is included or had been included in a cash, MANG, or FS only case under a different case number, enter the former number in Remarks.
  • Item 60 - Complete all entries for the new member, including any previously assigned RIN. If currently included in a Cash or MANG case, enter the Cash or MANG case number.
  • Items 61, 66 - Complete.   
  • Item 78 - Enter 7 or 8, as called for.
  • Mercury benefits are sent to the Illinois Link account.
  • If the new member receives cash or medical, enter the FS Payee's case ID number on the new member's Form 552. Enter the number in Item 60 for the first person listed in Item 60. Enter a dash in Item 78, Type of Benefit.

Regular Roll Addition

For regular roll additions of a new FS unit member, take the following actions:

FS Only (08) Cases via Form 552

Complete Form 552 as follows:

  • Item 2 - Enter the effective month and year.
  • Item 3 - Enter TA 34.
  • Item 4 - Enter 6.
  • Items 22, 23 - Complete.
  • Item 33 - Enter TAR 00.
  • Item 39 - Enter Client Notice Code (if appropriate) to generate or suppress the central notices and calculation sheet.
  • REMARKS - If the new member(s) is included or had been included in a cash, MANG, or FS Only case under a different case number, enter the former number(s) in Remarks.
  • Item 44 - Complete.
  • Item 60 - Complete all entries, including any previously assigned RIN. If currently included in a cash or medical case, enter that case number.
  • Item 61 - Complete.
  • Item 62 - If the new member will be the payee for the case, enter 02. If not, enter dashes (--). You cannot change the payee when adding a person to the FS unit. Change the payee after adding the person (see WAG 16-01-04).
  • Item 66 - Complete.
  • Item 73 - Enter the FSE&T status code.
  • Item 78 - Enter Code 7 or 8, as required.
  • Item 80 - Enter any needs codes and amounts that require change or correction.
  • Item 90 - Enter new member's income codes, amounts, and RIN, if required.
  • Item 91 - Enter new member's FS asset amounts and codes, if applicable.
  • Complete other items as needed.
  • If the new member receives cash or medical, enter the FS payee's case ID number on the new member's Form 552. Enter the number in Item 60 for the first person listed in Item 60. Enter a dash (-) in Item 78, Type of Benefit.

FS Only (08) Cases via ACM

  • Complete Option B - Add Person to Existing Case:
  • Enter Last Name - Last name of person to be added.
  • Enter First Name - First name of person to be added. Do not enter nicknames.
  • Birth Date - Enter an 8-digit number with no breaks between month, day, and year.
  • SSN - Enter Social Security Number of the person to be added.
  • Sex - Complete.
  • WT Held Condition - Complete.
  • Type of Benefit - Complete.
  • All other entries require a dash.
  • Press return to accept information to go to the next screen (Social Information).
  • Box 22 - Complete.
  • Box 23 - Complete.
  • Press return to accept information to go to the next screen (Additional Information Screen).
  • Box 44 Client Contact - Complete.
  • Press return to accept information to go to the next screen (HFS 552 Actions to be Taken).
  • Entry of a TAR is not required as the system displays a 00 to add a person.
  • Press RETURN to accept information to go to the next screen (2nd Party Review).
  • Review data for correctness.
  • Complete the transaction by pressing SHIFT/F7.

Single Unit Cash or MANG FS Cases

For single unit cash or MANG FS cases, if the new member is added to the case see WAG 18-03-00.

Multiple Unit Cash or MANG FS Cases

If the new member receives only FS via this Form 552, complete as follows:

  • Item 2 - Enter the effective month and year.
  • Item 3 - Enter TA 34.
  • Item 15 - Enter the correct Code.
  • Items 22, 23 - Complete.
  • Item 33 - Enter TAR 00.
  • Item 39 - Enter Client Notice Code (if appropriate) to generate or suppress the central notices and calculation sheet.
  • REMARKS - If the new member is included or has been included in a cash, MANG, or FS Only (Category 08) case under a different case number, enter the number(s) in Remarks.
  • Item 44 - Complete.
  • Assistance - Following the members of the FS Payee's case, enter the new member(s) below a blank benefit unit line. Complete Items 60-74, 78, and 79 for each new member as follows:
  • Item 60 - Complete all Item 60 entries, including any previously assigned RIN. If currently included in a cash or MANG case enter the cash or MANG case number.
  • Item 61 - Complete.
  • Items 62-65 - Enter dashes.
  • Item 66 - Complete.
  • Items 67-72 - Enter dashes.
  • Item 73 - Enter the FSE&T status code.
  • Item 74 - Enter dashes.
  • Item 78 - Enter 7 or 8, as required.
  • Item 79 - Enter dashes.
  • Item 80 - Enter any needs codes and amounts that require change or correction.
  • Item 90 - Enter new member's income amounts, codes, RIN, if required, and Source Code 8.
  • Item 91 - Enter new member's FS asset amounts and codes, if applicable.

Complete other Items as needed.

If the new member(s) is currently included in a cash or MANG case, enter the FS Payee's case ID number on the new member's Form 552. Enter the case number in Item 60 for the first person listed in Item 60. When entering the number enter a dash in Item 78, Type of Benefit.