Child Care Paymen Update February 18th, 2015

February 19, 2015 at 2:02 am

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

Approved Payments:
Last night, 2/17, DHS approved many payments entered on 1/29, 1/30, 2/1, and 2/2.  Tonight, 2/18, it appears DHS will approve More (still not all) payments entered on 2/1 and 2/2.  Providers with multiple cases may see a portion of their payments entered on 2/1 and 2/2 have been approved.  The remaining payments for these providers should be approved on 2/18 or 2/19. 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.  Federal funding should remain available throughout this week which will allow us to continue to approve more payments. At this point, we are not exactly sure how many entry days we will be able to process. We do know 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:
*Go to tab:  FOR PROVIDERS
*Click on:  PAYMENTS
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
On 2/17, The Office of the Comptroller issued payments that were approved by DHS on 2/13.  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
Providers can always see if a payment has been issued by going to The Office of the Comptroller web site of:
*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 this week**

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