Child Care Payment Update: March 24th

Many payments have been approved by DHS the last few days.  With the technical issue last week, some of the payments approved on 3/23 and 3/24 will be out of order based on entry date.  On 3/23 some payments with entry dates as recent as 2/27 were approved.  However, some other payments with entry dates as old as 2/17 will not be approved until the night of 3/24. At this time, it appears DHS will have MOST payments entered in February, along with a SMALL portion of payments entered on 3/1 and 3/2, approved for payment by tonight, 3/24.  After 3/24, DHS will basically be out of funding and no large amount of payments will be approved until the mid-month April funding becomes available around 4/15.  The approval of payments would be sooner if additional funding is added to the program.

Our technical staff informed us today that many of the problem approval payments from last week that were not showing on  the DHS web site are now showing in those areas.  Any of the approved payments not showing in those areas yet, should be viewable later this week.

When payments start to approve, providers can generally view the  approved payments at:

www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab:  FOR PROVIDERS

*Click on:  PAYMENTS

*Click on:  PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY

Enter:  SS# or FEIN

Click on:  Submit

-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page.  The CVR column is the approved date.

Issued Payments:

When payments become approved, they should be issued by The Office of the Comptroller  1-3 working days after the DHS approval date.  Payments approved on 3/19 were issued on 3/20.  Paper checks issued on 3/20 were mailed on 3/23.  Direct deposit and debit card payments issued on 3/20 will be in accounts on 3/24.  Payments approved by DHS on 3/20 were issued on 3/23.  Paper checks issued on 3/20 will be mailed today, and direct deposit and debit card payments issued on 3/23 will be in accounts on 3/25.

Providers can see issued payments at:

www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)

*click on Vendor Payments

* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)

*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom  (Payments and Find Warrants)

Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

March 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

CCRR Telephones-Possible Interruption in Service March 24, 2015

CCRR may have some interruptions in our phone services on March 24, 2015 due to much needed repairs and replacement of equipment. We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause our customers.

March 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Processing Problem Fixed: Child Care Payment Update March 20, 2015

The technical issue holding up approval of payments was fixed last night and payments are starting to be approved.  However, not all approved payments are showing on the DHS web site.  It appears many of the payments entered  2/5, 2/6, and 2/9 did get approved on 3/19, but the approval of these payments is not showing on the DHS web site.  But, for those payments entered on 2/5, 2/6, and 2/9 that are approved,  These are the payments that should have been approved on 3/16.  With all the technical fixes, they just didn’t get added to the web site file yet.  These payments COULD be issued by the Office of the Comptroller tonight, 3/20.  If these payments are not issued on 3/20, they will be issued early next week.

There was another group of payments that were approved by DHS last night 3/19.  Those included some more payments entered on 2/9, and SOME payments entered on 2/10 and 2/11.   This second group of payments that were approved on 3/19 probably won’t be issued by The Office of the Comptroller until early next week.

With all the fixes in place, many more payments will be approved for the next few days.  By 3/25, DHS should approve MOST payments  entered in February, and possibly approve a small portion of payments entered on 3/1 and 3/2.

We will keep you posted.

March 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Child Care Payment Update: March 19, 2015

Thank you to IDHS for keeping us informed regarding child care  payment

Now that Federal monies are available , IDHS is able to approve some more payments. Please remember that the policy is ” first in, first out” meaning that they will begin will approving payments entered with the oldest entry date first. Based on previous information, we believe they will be entering payments entered after February 4th. Payments did get approved by DHS on Monday night.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, EVEN THOUGH AN APPROVAL HAS BEEN MADE, THE APPROVAL IS NOT SHOWING UP ON THE DHS WEBSITE OR ON THE PROVIDER 800 NUMBER. We are hopeful this will be fixed very soon. Entry dates that were approved on 3/16 included MOST payments entered on 2/5, 2/6, and some payments entered on 2/9.  The payments approved on Monday 3/16/15 have not been able to be  forwarded to the Office of the Comptroller for issuing yet due to a processing issue.   We are hopeful these payments will still be able to be issued within the next few working days, but at this point,  there no guarantee on that.   Once, the processing issue is fixed, later entry dates will be able to be approved soon after. At this time, it appears DHS will have funding to approve MOST payments entered in February. and possibly a small portion of payments entered on March 1st and 2nd.

March 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Child Care Payment Update March 13, 2015 – Still Relying on Only Federal Funding

Thank you to IDHS Child Care Bureau Staff for the continued updates:

Approval of Payments by DHS

We are still currently only operating with Federal funding. On Monday night, 3/16, the mid-month Federal funding will become available to start to approve payments.  On 3/16,  DHS should approve the payments entered on 2/5 not already approved, and Most payments entered on 2/6 and probably some payments entered on 2/9.  Later entry dates should be approved throughout the week of 3/16 – 3/20, or until the Federal allocation for the month runs out.  Without additional State funding, DHS will still not be able to approve all payments waiting for approval.  At this point, we believe many of the payments entered in February will be approved within the coming week.  But,  payments entered in March probably  won’t be able to start being approved until mid-month funding is in place in mid-April.  Of course, most these delays would change if additional State funding is added.

Providers can see approved payments at:

www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab:  FOR PROVIDERS

*Click on:  PAYMENTS

*Click on:  PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY

Enter:  SS# or FEIN

Click on:  Submit

-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page.  The CVR column is the approved date.

Issued Payments:

When payments become approved, they should be issued by The Office of the Comptroller  1-3 working days after being approved by DHS.

Providers can see issued payments at:

www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)

*click on Vendor Payments

* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)

*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom  (Payments and Find Warrants)

Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

As new information becomes available, we will provide an update.

March 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Payment Update: March 12, 2015

Payment Update: As of Tuesday March 10th, DHS reports that there is just over 100 million dollars of outstanding child care payments. The next Federal drawn down is due to be available early next week and once available IDHS will approve as many as possible.Remember, the monthly Federal allotment is approximately 45 million. For those providers still waiting for January payments entered in February( after Feb, 4 2015) there is a good chance your payment will be issued with this payment cycle. However, since payments are being issued in date order and ” first in/ first out”, providers whose payments were entered later in the month may have to wait until APRIL to get their January checks. Unless additional funds become available as authorized by the state legislature, NO FEBRUARY PAYMENTS WILL BE ABLE TO BE MADE UNTIL THE APRIL FEDERAL MONIES ARE AVAILABLE.

March 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Child Care Payment Update- March 5, 2015

Approval of Payments by DHS

As reported before, we are still currently only operating with Federal funding.  Without additional State funds, DHS has not been able to approve payments since around 2/20/15. At this point we believe the normal mid-March federal funding will become available around 3/16.  So, around 3/16 DHS should start to approve payments again.  When funding ran out, payments entered on 2/5 and later were not approved.   Once approval begins again, DHS should approve the payments entered on 2/5 not already approved, and Most payments entered on 2/6 and probably some payments entered on 2/9.  Later entry dates should be approved throughout the week of 3/16 – 3/20, or until the Federal allocation for the month runs out.  Without additional State funding, DHS will still not be able to approve all payments entered in February, and definitely won’t be able to approve any payments entered in March.  Without additional state funds, those payments not approved in March, would wait until mid-month funding is in place in mid- April.   Of course, most these delays would change if additional State funding is added.  

 

Providers can see approved payments at:

www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab:  FOR PROVIDERS

*Click on:  PAYMENTS

*Click on:  PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY

Enter:  SS# or FEIN

Click on:  Submit

-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page.  The CVR column is the approved date.

Issued Payments:

When payments become approved, they should be issued by The Office of the Comptroller  1-3 working days after being approved by DHS.

Providers can see issued payments at:

www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)

*click on Vendor Payments

* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)

*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom  (Payments and Find Warrants)

Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

As new information becomes available, we will provide an update.

March 6, 2015 at 12:18 am

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