Please be advised: All Hardship payment requests will be considered. However, Hardship payment requests for vendors who meet the following criteria will be given priority:
- Voucher over 90 days old (measured from the record date on the voucher issued by your vouchering agency).
- Your organization has not received an expedited payment in the last 30 days.
Expedited payments can only be executed if a payment voucher is in the payment queue of the Illinois Office of the Comptroller (IOC) at the time the request is submitted to the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB). Due to processing constraints, GOMB staff will not be able to notify you about the status of your request. Requests are processed by GOMB within three business days of submission. Payments are subject to cash availability and are released at the discretion of the IOC. If the requested vouchers are in the payment queue at the IOC, the vouchers are generally released within 7-10 business days of the submission of the request.
Vendors with non-Medicaid vouchers that are eligible for prompt payment interest, and are over 90 days old, are encouraged to consider the Vendor Payment Program as a possible solution to cash flow difficulties. Information about the Vendor Payment Program can be found at payments.illinois.gov.
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