Use the following codes to authorize Mercury child care payments.

All child care payments must be sent to the provider. Each child care payment must be authorized on a separate Form 552. See WAG 06-16-05-c for procedures for redirected child care.

NOTE

  1. Enter the number of children requiring child care in the SUP. BY column.
  2. Enter the client's 4-digit work activity or information code in the PERSONS column. See WAG 27-60-12-a for the activity and information codes.
  3. For RPY child care due to employment, enter the following code in the PERSONS column:
    • 0015 - For employment of RPY
ITEM 80 CODE CHILD CARE CODES
760 Center licensed by DCFS.
761 Center exempt from licensing by DCFS, i.e., school or church.
762 Licensed home where no more than 8 unrelated children (including provider's children) under 12 are cared for at anytime.
763 Licensed group home where no more than 12 unrelated children (including provider's children) under 12 are cared for at any time.
764 Home exempt from licensing by DCFS where no more than 3 unrelated children (including provider's children) are cared for at one time.
765 Child care provided by relative in the relative's home.
766 Child care provided by a non-relative in the child's home.
767 Child care provided by a relative in the child's home.