Child Care Co-Payment Changes 06/30/17

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Policy Memo


Effective 07/01/2017, the maximum income guidelines used to determine eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program and calculate parental co-payments have been updated based upon 2017 Federal Poverty Levels. Revisions to WAG 25-03-14-a, WAG 25-03-14-b and Form 3455B(S) Important Parent Co-Payment Information are currently being revised and will be published soon. 

Tables A and B

Included in this release are the revised co-payment amounts.  Use Table B co-payments for families when:

  • all the children in care are school-age (age 5 or older as of September of school year); and
  • the family is approved for part-day/school age care; and
  • the care is provided in months September through May.

Use Table A co-payments in all other instances.

James T. Dimas

Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services