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Illinois Medicaid Redeterminations and Medicaid Waivers for
Children with Developmental Disabilities
What Families Need to Know- August 2015 Update


Frequently Asked Questions 


  1.  My child has been enrolled in the Children’s Support Waiver for six years, and I
    just received a Medicaid Redetermination form for the first time.What does this mean
    and why didn’t I get one before?

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), our state’s Medicaid
agency, requires annual redetermination (redes) for everyone who is enrolled in Medicaid.

This applies to everyone, including families who have children enrolled in the Department
of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHS/DDD) waiver programs:

  • Children’s Support Waiver (CSW) (also referred to as “Home-Based”)
  • Children’s Residential Waiver (CRW)

In the past, due to administrative backlogs, not everyone received a yearly Medicaid
Redetermination request.


Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)