Foster Care/Adoption Care
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) handles claims for the death of a child receiving Foster Care/Adoption Care Assistance.
Foster parents may file a reimbursement claim if:
- they have paid the entire cost of the funeral and burial, and
- the amount paid is at least as much as the Department's maximum rate.
DCFS sends to the Funeral and Burial Unit, Springfield, within 5 workdays of receipt, either:
- HFS 29, Funeral or Burial Claim Form, or
- HFS 94, Funeral and Burial Reimbursement Claim.