Opening a New DCFS Case
The medical coverage start date begins on the day in which the:
- child/youth is taken into protective custody;
- begins the date the youth entered foster; or
- child/youth adoption subsidy began.
For babies born to youth in care, babies are deemed eligible from the date of birth as addressed in PM 06-09-02.
Reopening a DCFS Case
Reopen the inactive case in IES. To reopen the inactive case in IES, go to the DCFS Eligibility Details screen. Enter the new information including the reopen date in the Begin Eligibility Date field and remove the existing end date from the End Eligibility Date field.
Do not create a new case for a child/youth who has an inactive DCFS case.