Effective Date: 09/01/07
Revision Dates: 7/1/05; 9/1/07; 4/1/08; 10/1/09, 04/01/11
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

Maximum Monthly Income
(185% FPL)
FAMILY SIZE - 2 $2,247
FAMILY SIZE - 3 $2,823
FAMILY SIZE - 4 $3,400
FAMILY SIZE - 5 $3,976
FAMILY SIZE - 6 $4,553
FAMILY SIZE - 7 $5,130
FAMILY SIZE - 8 $5,706

The above income guidelines will be indexed annually so that the thresholds are no less than 185% of the federal poverty level 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 - Employment.