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IMPORTANT NOTICES

PAY PERIOD 622 PAYMENTS: Due to technical issues with CDC provider payroll, some payments will be issued on Monday, November 14th instead of November 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience and recommend you check this area regularly for updated information on payroll processing deadlines during the upcoming holidays. Thank you.

PAY PERIOD 623 EARLIER BILLING DEADLINE NOTICE:
Payroll will run at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 17th due to the State holidays on November 24 and 25th. All billing must be submitted prior to 4:00pm on Thursday, November 17th to receive payment on November 23rd. Billings submitted after 4:00pm will be processed in the following week's payroll run on Wednesday, November 23rd. 

​All billing must be submitted prior to 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 23rd to receive payment on December 1st due to the State holidays. Billings submitted after 4:00pm will be processed in the following week's payroll run on December 2nd.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MAINTENANCE: CDC I-Billing will be down for maintenance between 7:00am and 12:30pm on Sunday, November 20th. The login page will not be available during this time.


If you are a licensed or registered child care provider, or wish to become one, we encourage you to take advantage of our information and resources to help you provide quality care.

If you provide care for a child receiving child care assistance from the State, use these resources to help you through the billing and payment process.

Unlicensed Child Care Providers are adults, age 18 or older, who are enrolled to provide child care for up to four children at a time (or six children, if all children are siblings, sibling groups, or living at the same address). Unlicensed providers can provide care in their own home or the child's home if they are related by blood, marriage or adoption as a:

  • Grandparent/Great-grandparent
  • Aunt/Great aunt
  • Uncle/Great uncle
  • Sibling

Unlicensed Child Care Providers who are not related to the child can only provide care in the child's home. You must meet requirements and apply to become an unlicensed provider in order to receive assistance payments for a child that you care for. Go to the Unlicensed Provider Application to begin the process.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you become a licensed/registered provider?

If you wish to be licensed as a child care center/group child care home or registered as a family child care home, call the Bureau of Community Health Systems (BCHS) toll free at 1-866-685-0006 or visit: www.michigan.gov/michildcare

As a licensed provider, how do I accept MDHHS CDC subsidy-eligible children?

If you’re currently a licensed provider and wish to accept an MDHHS CDC subsidy-eligible child(ren) into your program, you will need to complete the DHS-4025, Provider Verification form (located in the Parent Forms and Publications section of this website), selecting you as their provider. They will submit the form to their MDHHS eligibility specialist. No other forms are necessary.

For reimbursement, please go to the Provider Resources section of this webpage and review the I-Billing instructions and Billing help information.

How do you apply to become an unlicensed provider?

You must meet eligibility requirements to become an unlicensed provider in order to receive assistance payments for a child that you care for. To begin, complete an application, which can be found below or call 1-866-990-3227 and select the Provider Enrollment Unit option.

How should I bill as a child care provider?

To be paid, you must submit billing information to the Department using I-Billing (Internet Billing). You will need to know:

  • Your provider ID number.
  • Your personal identification number (PIN).
  • The pay period number (see Payment Schedule).
  • The number of hours the child(ren) were in care while the parent attended his or her authorized activity (using your time and attendance records).

How will I be reimbursed?

Payments are based on the parent's eligibility and the child's attendance. Providers submit their billing to the Department every two-weeks and are paid every two weeks. The estimated check mailing date and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) deposit dates are listed on the CDC Payment Schedule. Provider billing information submitted after the deadline, but within seven days of the deadline, will be paid the following week.


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