MR #23.05 Change in Availability Dates for Cash Cases with Direct Deposit - Beginning January 2023

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  • Beginning January 2023, Cash benefits issued by Direct Deposit will be available on the 8th day of each month.
  • Client Notice CN22.15/22.15S was sent to all household who are enrolled in Direct Deposit informing them of this change.
  • Enrollment in Direct Deposit for Cash benefits has not changed.

Change in Availability Date

Due to a change initiated by the Illinois Comptroller's Office, beginning January 2023, all IDHS Cash benefits issued via Direct Deposit into a bank, savings and loan or credit union account will be available on the 8th of each month.

All customers receiving Cash benefits who have enrolled in Direct Deposit will have their Cash benefits available on the 8th of each month.


The enrollment process for Direct Deposit has not changed. Customers who are eligible for and are currently receiving Cash benefits and would like to receive those benefits by Direct Deposit into a bank, savings and loan or credit union account may enroll by completing the IL444-2493, Authorization for Deposit of Public Assistance Warrant, and submitting to the Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) along with a deposit slip, or Section B completed by the financial institution. The completed form must then be sent to the Exception Processing Unit (EPU) for enrollment.

Cash benefits paid to a Protective Payee continue to be issued via Direct Deposit only. When processing a case with Cash benefits that includes a Protective Payee, the IL444-2493A should be provided to the Protective Payee.




Manual Revisions

[signed copy on file]

Grace B. Hou

Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services