WAG 22-06-01: Who Qualifies

PM 22-06-01

Foster Care/Adoption Care

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) handles claims for the death of a child receiving Foster Care/Adoption Care Assistance.

Foster parents may file a reimbursement claim if:

  • they have paid the entire cost of the funeral and burial, and
  • the amount paid is at least as much as the Illinois Department of Human Services's maximum rate.

DCFS sends to the Funeral and Burial Unit within 5 workdays of receipt, either:

  • New Manual Material IL444-0029, Funeral or Burial Claim Form, or
  • New Manual Material IL444-0094, Funeral and Burial Reimbursement Claim.