Changes to an individual's group care credit (GCC)s should be applied regardless of the status of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). This includes both increases and decreases to the GCC.
The increased GCC should be applied prospectively (current effective month) regardless of when the change occurred. This directive applies to all GCCs given the increase remains applicable and has not been processed.
NOTE: All supporting verifications are required to process income changes. Refer to PM 02-07-02: Obtaining Verifications for more information.
[signed copy on file]
Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Director, Healthcare and Family Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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