(FCRC) Use the letters PPP in Item 8 of Form 552 when a protective payment plan is set up because the client:

  • demonstrated financial mismanagement;
  • is convicted of fraud (criminal violation of the Public Aid Code); or
  • is determined as having neglected a child(ren) in the benefit unit.

NOTE: When there is reason to suspect a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect, notify DCFS (see WAG 01-05-01).

Who Can Serve as Protective Payee

A volunteer protective payee can serve as payee. This payee can be:

  • a relative of the caretaker relative;
  • a friend of the caretaker relative; or
  • a designee from a community agency.

A FCRC protective payee can serve as payee when:

  • the case is in a county other than Cook County; and
  • a volunteer protective payee is not available.

The Protective Payee Service Unit (PPSU) can serve as payee when:

  • the case is in Cook County; and
  • a volunteer protective payee is not available.