Effective Date: 07/01/05

Reference: 89 Ill. Adm. Code, Chapter IV, §50.110 (d); §50.230; §50.235

Cross Reference: 01.03.02 - Employment


Policy Statement:

A family is considered income eligible when the combined gross monthly income of all family members is at or below the amounts listed below for the corresponding family size. In two-parent families, both incomes must be combined to determine eligibility. Two-parent families include those with 2 or more adults living in the home, such as the applicant and his or her spouse or parents of a common child in the home.

Income Guideline

Gross Monthly Income
Family Size 2 $2,051
Family Size 3 $2,533
Family Size 4 $3,016
Family Size 5 $3,498
Family Size 6 $3,981
Family Size 7 $4,071
Family Size 8 $4,162

The above income guidelines will be indexed annually so that the thresholds are no less than 50% of the most current State Median Income for each family size.

Documentation must be secured for all income and maintained in the family eligibility file prior to approval for child care payments.

Parents are responsible for providing income verification and all other information required by the Department in order to determine eligibility for child care services.

Procedure:

Documentation must be secured for all earned income and maintained in the family eligibility file prior to approval for child care payments. Other income will be listed on the Child Care Application (IL444-3455) and is self-certified by the applicant's signature.

Documentation requirements are located in 01.03.02.