If a parent gets money from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, also known as IV-D Services and from child support, the State Disbursement Unit, or the SDU, will send the child support payment to IV-D Services. IV-D Services will pay the receiving parent either $50 per month or the child support payment, whichever is less, and the welfare check. This is called a "pass-through" payment.
The IV-D Services keeps the rest of the child support amount. If the parent stops receiving welfare from the IV-D Services, they should tell the SDU so that they will send the entire child support payment.
Most public benefits, like SNAP (food stamps), TANF (cash assistance), and public housing, are based on the number of people living in the household and the amount of income a parent has. If a parent's household size or income changes, they should immediately report these changes to the public benefits agency.
Updated: August 2017