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10/30/13

Updates Policy Memo Child Support Enforcement - Cooperation Requirements.

Summary:

  • Applicants requesting medical benefits are not required to provide information about the absent parent at application.
  • Individuals requesting or receiving medical benefits are not required to cooperate until contacted by HFS Child Support Services.
  • The child support cooperation requirements are unchanged for TANF.

Absent Parent Information

Do not collect information about the absent parent in IES for medical only cases. Bypass the IES absent parent information screens in IES by entering "No" to the absent parent question for applications that do not include a request for TANF cash.

Parents and stepparents in medical cases with income at or below the Family Health Spenddown standard are required to cooperate when contacted by HFS Child Support Services.

[Signed]

Michelle R. B. Saddler, Secretary

Illinois Department of Human Services

Julie Hamos, Director

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services