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Cash Medical Support

What Does it Mean?

Cash medical support is a payment to support the cost of medical services for a child covered by Medicaid.

Things You Should Know

A parent is ordered to make cash medical support payments through a legally-binding child support order. The amount owed is calculated based on both parent's income.

Like all child support payments, cash medical support will become past-due if a parent fails to make on-time payments. In Illinois, past-due support grows at a rate of 9% annually.

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