Payment Update- February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015 at 3:46 pm

*Providers can hear payment information updates on (217) 524-9041. The message on that number is updated about once a week.

** NOTE:  February 12 and February 16th are both state holidays.

Approved Payments:

Some Federal funding is now available. Tonight, 2/13, DHS should start approving MOST of the payments entered on 1/20 not already approved, and MOST payments entered on 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29, and maybe some payments entered on 1/30. We note MOST on the approval of entered payments because some payments require extra technical work to process the payments, or there might be an issue with the provider information which can cause delays on the approval of the payments.  As most of you are aware, starting with February entries, DHS only has Federal funds remaining to approve payments.  Currently there is no State funding remaining for the Child Care Assistance Program.  With the Federal funds for February now available, on 2/17 DHS should approve Many (not all) the payments entered on 1/30, 2/1, and 2/2.  Throughout the week of 2/17-2/20, DHS should be approving Many of the payments entered early in February.  The Federal funding for February will not be enough to pay all payments entered in February.  Those payments not approved in February will be carried over to March, and without additional State funding, payment delays will get progressively longer. Providers can generally hear about entered and approved payments on 800-804-3833 one or two working days after the entry or approval.  Providers can also receive information on approval of  payments by using the following web site to see approval information:

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

As payments become approved by DHS, they should be issued by The Office of the Comptroller within 1-3 working days after approval date. Payments are issued at night.  Providers paid by paper warrant have their payments mailed the working day after being issued.  For direct deposit and debit card payments, those funds are in accounts two working days after the issue date.  Weekends and holidays are not working days.  February 12 and 16th are holidays.

Providers can always see if a payment has been issued by going to The Office of the Comptroller web site of:

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.

**More updates will follow as payments start to become approved**

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