Effective Date:  01/01/2000
Reference:  89 Ill. Adm. Code, Chapter IV, §50.230

Policy Statement:

All families must be residents of Illinois in order to be eligible for child care services.


An Illinois residence is determined by the home address of the family. An Illinois P.O. Box is not sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant resides in Illinois.

If an applicant only indicates a P.O. Box on the child care application, the home address must be verified. This information may be verified by phone or by sending a Request for Additional Information form.

For cases handled at Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&R), the zip code of the applicant's home address determines which CCR&R must manage the case.