Example 1: If the present size of the TANF filing unit is 4 and one child is being considered for earmarking, the support paid for the child must be at least $214 (662 - $549) +101 = $214 before it benefits the client to exclude the child from the unit and receive the earmarked support.
Example 2: TANF unit with 12 people, 2 children being considered for earmarking
$1571 (Payment Level 12 people)
- 1343 (Payment Level 10 people)
= 228 + 201 = $429
$429 is the minimum monthly support payment needed to make earmarking benefit the client.
Example: The client decides to earmark support in fiscal June. Delete the child from the TANF unit for fiscal August. However, if the child had left the home in June, take action to delete the child from the unit for June or for the first month possible.
NOTE: The earmarked amount is not reported on Notice of Receipt of Child Support (Form 1661) by DCSE to the FCRC.
DCSE returns Form 2864 to the FCRC when:
A client who asked that support be earmarked and for the child(ren) to be removed from the TANF unit, may ask that the child(ren) be added back to the TANF case.
(FCRC) Add the child(ren)
Child support payments paid for support of the children after the date Request for Assistance for Additional Family Member (Form 243) is received in the FCRC, or the date of initial eligibility after receipt of the written request, are sent to HFS. Earmarked support received by HFS before the request to add the child(ren) may still be in process.
Example: A $200 support payment is received by HFS on 01/10. The client is sent $100 as earmarked support. On 01/15, the FCRC receives Form 243 to add the child and aid is approved as of 01/15.
On 02/03, the client receives the $100 earmarked support from 1/10. Disregard this $100 payment.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
IDHS Office Locator
IDHS Help Line
© 2020 Illinois Department of Human Services