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TANF Arrears Reduction (Clean Slate Program)


​The Clean Slate program is offered by Healthcare and Family Services, Division of Child Support Services. The program allows the permanent removal of past due child support debt owed to the State of Illinois in exchange for regular ordered payments of child support to the family.

For additional information see the Clean Slate Brochure (HFS 8253) (pdf) (English), or HFS 8253s Programa Borrón y Cuenta Nueva (pdf), (Spanish).  If you have questions regarding the Clean Slate Program, you may call 1-800-447-4278.

Application Download

You must complete and submit the Clean Slate application by selecting your county of residence below, then click on the link for the application you wish to use.


According to the county you selected, your regional office is located in .

Please mail all correspondence to following address:

Return Address will appear here after making your County selection.

Clean Slate Application (pdf)

Solicitud De Reinicio Para Reducción De Balance (pdf)

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