Project Clean Slate is a program offered by the Department of Family Services (HFS) to help qualifying non-custodial parents pay off past-due child support (arrears).
You may qualify to have all past-due child support owed to the state of Illinois erased if you can prove one of these reasons prevented you from paying child support on time:
Acceptable proof may include a letter from a former employer, prison discharge or parole forms, or proof of disability or a doctor's note.
Once accepted into Project Clean Slate, you must make regular child support payments over SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS to erase your past-due support owed to the state of Illinois. All past-due child support owed to the custodial parent, however, will not be changed.
If you are not sure whom your child support payments are owed to, click here to learn how to find out.