October 1, 2017 – CCAP Income Eligibility Criteria

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Important Notice Regarding the Child Care Assistance Program

On Monday September 18, 2017, Governor Rauner announced that the Department of Human Services will broaden access to the CCAP by raising the income eligibility criteria from 162% to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

This change restoring the maximum income level to 185% of FPL for all families requires the Department to amend its current Administrative Rules. The rule change has been filed. It will be published on October 13, 2017. However, the rule is effective October 1, 2017, so determination of eligibility for applications received on or after October 1, 2017, must be processed using 185% FPL.