Child Care Payment Update- October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

**There is still a problem with payments entered on 9/27, 9/30, and a small portion of payments entered on 10/1 that will hold the approval of those payments up for probably a couple more days.** These payments are held up because they were to be paid in early October with federal funds. When the federal government shutdown occurred, these payments could not be processed. Now that the shutdown is over we are waiting for the funding to allow the processing of these funds. Hopefully we will be able to process these payments soon.

Funding has slowly been coming in this month, so processing is taking longer than usual.

-Here is a breakdown of where we are with the process

**Earlier this week many payments entered on 10/1 and a few 10/2 were issued by The Office of the Comptroller.

**Payments approved by DHS on 10/21 have not been issued by The Office of the Comptroller at this point. This includes a lot of payments entered on 10/2. This is not the fault of The Office of the Comptroller. The process is just taking longer because the payment process is different this month. We are hopeful these payments will be issued soon, but we do not have specific date yet.

**Wednesday night 10/23, the remaining payments entered on 10/2 not already approved should have been approved by DHS, along with just over half of the payments entered on 10/3. This group of payments will be issued soon, but no specific date is available yet.

**Thursday night 10/24, a small amount of payments entered on 10/3 will become approved by DHS.

**Friday night 10/25, funding should be able to approve the remaining payments entered on 10/3 not already approved, most of the payments entered on 10/4, and about half of the payments entered on 10/7. Issue date is not available yet.

**Monday night 10/28, funding should be available to approve the remainder of the payments entered on 10/7 not already approved, most of the payments entered on 10/8, 10/9, 10/10, 10/11, and a few payments entered on 10/15.

** Larger amounts of funding SHOULD become available next week which should allow for later entered dates to become approved early to middle part of next week.

**Reminder on the payment process: payment gets entered into the system, when funding is available for the payment, the payment is approved/vouchered. Generally, 1-3 working days after the payment is approved it will be issued by The Office of the Comptroller. However, this month the process is taking longer. Providers can follow issued payments at The Office of the Comptroller web site of: http://www.ioc.state.il.us (financial inquiries, vendor payments,). Payments are issued at night, if a provider is paid via paper check it will go in the mail the next working day. If a provider is paid through direct deposit or debit card, it will be in the account two working days after the issue date. (Weekends and holidays are not working days).

More updates to follow.

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