- About CCR&R
- Assistance Program (CCAP)
- Family Resources
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How much will I be paid?
Payments or "rates" are determined by IDHS based on whether you are a child care center, licensed home provider or license-exempt provider, and the age of the child. Your daily rate is also based on the number of hours a child is in care:
Make sure you discuss these rates with the parent before you begin care. It is illegal to bill the state a higher rate than you charge your private paying parents.
How many days a week will I be paid?
IDHS will pay you for the days and times you provide care while the parent is working, attending an approved school or training program, and traveling to and from the providers' location to work or school.
The number of days per week that a parent is approved for will be on his or her approval letter. The number of approved days is based on the parent's work and/or school schedule and check stubs that the parent submits with the child care program application.
How are monthly co-payments collected?
How and when you collect the monthly co-payment is between you and the parent. All payment arrangements should be agreed upon before care starts.
The monthly co-payment amount is deducted from the payment you receive from IDHS. If you don't collect the monthly co-payment from a parent, you will not receive full payment.
If a parent has more than one child care provider, only one provider will collect the monthly co-payment. If you have been assigned to collect the monthly co-payment, the amount will be printed on the approval letter you receive. If you are not assigned to collect the monthly co-payment, nothing will be deducted from your child care payment from IDHS. There will not be a co-payment amount listed on your approval letter.
Typically, payment for child care services that you provide in one month will arrive in the middle of the following month-about three weeks after the CCR&R receives the completed billing certificate.
How can I check on the status of my payment?
Are my child care payments taxable income?
Yes. When you file your taxes, you are required by law to report all child care payments to the IRS as earned income. Taxes cannot be taken out of the checks you receive. If you are paid at least $600 within a calendar year, you will receive Form 1099-misc. stating the child care income you earned for the year. You should receive your Form 1099 by February 15th.
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