WAG 19-02-02-b

Report that a Medical REDE was completed any time all factors of eligibility that can change are reviewed. This means income, presence in the home, and Illinois residence.

The REDE form is sent centrally to cases without SNAP benefits which appear on the PAL as due for redetermination.

Never ask a family to come to the Family Community Resource Center to complete a REDE.

revised textThe only verification required at REDE is current income, documentation of citizenship and identity for U.S. citizens if not yet documented, and Illinois residency. Accept the client's statement for child care expenses and presence in the home, unless it is questionable. For support paid to be allowed as a deduction from income, it must be verified.

Always review TPL information at each REDE and complete the necessary forms. Also report any changes relating to child support to the Division of Child Support Enforcement.

For noncitizens, USCIS status must be verified through SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlements), if the status is subject to change or proof through SAVE has not already been obtained.

For U.S. citizens, documentation of citizenship and identity is required (see PM 03-01-01). Complete an SSA citizenship inquiry for each person for whom citizenship and identity has not yet been documented (see PM 22-14-03-e). If citizenship and identity cannot be confirmed via the SSA inquiry, send the client a request (Form 1721 with Form 3859A-Help Sheet for Citizenship & Identity Documentation) to provide documentation within 3 months. If otherwise eligible, process the REDE while documentation is pending and set a control or flag the case for follow up.

If the required documents are not provided by the end of the 3-month period, cancel or delete the person from medical assistance unless the person is:

  • a child under age 19 (enter code '47' in Item 74), or
  • an adult who had an active case AND has been continuously living in a long term care facility, CILA, or SLF since 11/30/11 or earlier (enter code '47' in Item 74).

Note: Children may receive Home and Community Based Waiver Care (HCBC) Services through age 21 (Item 80 contains code 335). Contact HFS Medical Eligibility Policy for guidance prior to taking negative action on an HCBC case.