PM 24-05-00

The Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) must distribute any support money collected. As part of this distribution DCSE may:

  • send money owed for current or past support payments and Pass Through payments to the caretaker relative;
  • refund money owed to the absent parent;
  • refund money owed to the circuit clerk or other third party; or
  • forward money to another state on behalf of a caretaker relative.

Child support payment information shown on the chart below includes:

  • the 3-digit warrant code number, as shown on the Recipient Ledger/Inquiry screen (PF6/F6);
  • the type of check;
  • any message sent by HFS;
  • the type action reasons as shown on Recipient Ledger/Inquiry screen (PF6/F6);
  • any forms sent regarding the payments; and
  • how to budget the payment.

NOTE: 1. The system does not have, or show, code 605.

2. HFS sends some checks based on an emergency memorandum request. The vendor segment of the Recipient Ledger/Inquiry screen (PF6/F6), option 4, shows an emergency check. The check is identified with a 900 series code that corresponds to the 600 series code. For example, code 902 identifies a current excess emergency payment.

CODE MESSAGE SENT BY HFS PROCEDURES
601/Redirect This check is for child support received by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for a month in which you did not receive an assistance payment.

The screen shows the mail date, the amount of the check, and TA 93.

The Family Community Resource Center receives Notice of Child Support For a Zero Grant or Suspended Case (Form 3112).

On the form, find the amount of child support to budget if the family gets a redirect payment, before taking an action to:

  • restore assistance,
  • resume a case,
  • remove a case from zero grant status.

If the family gets a redirected payment after any of the above actions, budget the amount of the child support retrospectively (see WAG 24-05-02-a ).

602/Excess Support We have collected more child support than you received in TANF or AFDC. This check represents the additional amount collected which is yours. If you still receive TANF, your caseworker must reduce your assistance payment by this amount.

The screen shows the amount of the check and TA 93.

The Family Community Resource Center receives HFS 1967, Notice or Receipt of Excess Child Support, when HFS sends an excess payment.

Budget the excess child support in the payment month corresponding to the budget month the family receives the payment. (see WAG 24-05-02-b).

603/Internal Revenue Intercept - Refund Amount No message is sent to the family. HFS sends HFS 2876, Responsible Relative Letter, to the noncustodial parent to give a written explanation of the refund reason. This check is a refund to the noncustodial parent. Do not budget against the client's assistance. If the noncustodial parent receives assistance in another case, count the refund as a lump sum payment.
604/Non-Assistance This check is for child support collected for you as a non-TANF or non-AFDC support case. We will continue to collect and forward child support until you advise us you no longer wish our services. This check is for a time period that the family did not receive TANF cash. Do not budget this income in determining eligibility or amount of assistance.
606/Refund to Remitter No message is sent to the family. HFS sends HFS 2876 to the absent parent to give a written explanation of the refund reason.

This check is a refund authorized through the Comptroller's commercial warrant system. It does not go to the client, nor does it appear on the PF6 ledger for the client. Do not budget this income for the client when determining continued eligibility or benefit amount. If the noncustodial parent is receiving assistance in another case, this payment appears on the PF6 payment ledger for that case.

Count this money as a lump sum payment for the noncustodial parent's case.

607/Illinois State Comptroller Intercept No message is sent to the family. HFS sends HFS 2876 to the noncustodial parent to give a written explanation of the refund reason.

This check is a refund to the noncustodial parent. Do not budget this income when determining eligibility or benefit amount for the client.

If the noncustodial parent is a member of another case, count this income as a lump sum payment for that case.

608/Unemployment Insurance Benefits No message is sent to the family. HFS sends HFS 2876 to the noncustodial parent to give a written explanation of the refund reason.

This payment is a refund to the noncustodial parent. Do not budget this income when determining eligibility or benefit for the client.

If the absent parent is a member of another case, count this income as a lump sum payment for that case.

609/Pass Through This check is for Pass Through.

The screen shows the mail date, the effective date of the payment, the amount of the Pass Through and TA 99.

The Family Community Resource Center gets HFS 2656, Notice of Receipt of Child Support Pass Through Payment.

Do not budget this payment when HFS 2656 shows this payment (see WAG 24-05-03).

610/Earmarking This check represents a child support payment which you requested be earmarked for the needs of a specified child or set of children.

The screen shows the mail date, the earmarked amount, and TA 93.

Do not count the earmarked income when determining eligibility or benefit amount.

611/Unemployment Insurance Benefit This check is for child support received by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services as a result of Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Therefore the amount of child support collected may temporarily be less than the full child support order. This code is informational only. If the client reports receipt of a payment with code 622, do not count this payment as income when determining eligibility or benefit amount. This code shows UIB collected by HFS on behalf of a non-assistance client and/or child receiving SSI.
650/TANF Interstate This check represents child support received on behalf of an TANF interstate client.

This code shows HFS sent money to another state on behalf of a client who gets aid from the other state.

Do not budget this payment as income when determining eligibility or benefit amount.

651/Non-TANF Interstate This check represents child support received on behalf of a non-TANF interstate client.

This code shows HFS sent money to another state on behalf of a person who does not get TANF cash in the other state.

Do not budget this payment as income when determining eligibility or benefit amount.