Payment to contracted or registered providers who accept direct payment is made through the invoice process. Providers choosing to invoice by paper receive paper invoices in the mail at the end of each month. Providers must complete the paper invoices and return them to DSS for entry. The payment date is determined by the date the invoice is entered by DSS staff for payment.
Providers using the Child Care Online Invoicing System (CCOIS) will have invoices available online on the first day of the month following the service month. Providers enter attendance for each authorized child and submit electronically to DSS for payment. The payment date is determined by the date the attendance is submitted online by the provider. The provider must maintain a hard copy of their attendance records and make the attendance records available upon request.