When applying for Moms & Babies, pregnant women are not required to provide their Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of immigration because this information is not needed for eligibility. However, some women may actually be able to meet immigration requirements.
Centrally generated Form 3847, Notice to Noncitizen Pregnant Women, advises women whose records do not include SSNs or alien registration numbers to provide their SSN and proof of their immigration status if they have them. By providing this information, the woman may qualify for FamilyCare when their 60 days post partum coverage ends.
Form 3847 will be centrally sent to women whose immigration status is unknown. Women selected for this notice will have an Item 74 code 36 or will not have an SSN.
This form will be sent at the 7th and 9th months of pregnancy based on the Estimated Date of Delivery(EDD). If the woman is approved for Moms & Babies after her 7th month of pregnancy, only one notice is sent.
Case Action Required
If a caseworker receives a response from a woman who states she has these documents, ask her to send copies of them. When the documents are received, review the woman's eligibility for FamilyCare. If she meets citizenship or immigration requirements, enter the appropriate code in Item 74 and enter her SSN.
If she does not meet immigration requirements, no further action is needed.
If the woman does not qualify for FamilyCare coverage due to excess income or has no eligible child in the home following her pregnancy, send her an application for Illinois Healthy Women, Form 2378HW (pdf) if she meets the following requirements listed below.
- countable income is less than or equal to 200% of the FPL; and
- she is age 19 through age 44; and
- she meets immigration requirements and provided a Social Security Number; and
- she does not qualify for FamilyCare Assist, Share or Premium following 60 days post partum.