MR #14.19: 2014 Child Care Co-Payment Changes

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  • Effective 7/1/2014, the maximum income limits and co-payments for child care are revised.
  • Rates paid to child care providers are revised effective 7/01/2014.

Effective 7/01/2014, the maximum income guidelines used to determine eligibility for child care and parental co-payments have been re-indexed to the 2014 Federal Poverty level (see Form 3455B). The second phase of the copay reductions will also be in effect 07/01/2014.

The rates DHS pays to certain child care providers are increased effective 7/01/2014.  The increase applies to rates paid to:

  • Licensed home providers, and
  • License-exempt home providers.

The increase does not apply to licensed day care centers and license-exempt day care centers.

Payment rates differ by provider type, county groupings, child's age, hours of care and school attendance.


WAG 25-03-14-a

WAG 25-03-14-b

Form Revision

  • Important Parent Co-Payment Information (Form 3455B)

Michelle R.B. Saddler

Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services