Proof of Income

As an eligibility requirement, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) currently requires parents of all students who might qualify for the state-funded Pre-K programs to provide proof of family income.


Income must be verified for data collection and reporting. Income can be documented by the following:


  • Pay stubs (two most recent, consecutive)
  • Proof of WIC benefit
  • Proof of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit
  • Proof of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefit
  • Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit
  • Proof the family received Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
  • Tax return (2017)
  • Wages and tax statement (most recent W-2)
  • Verification letter from employee
  • Proof that parent is enrolled in Medicaid (Medical card with the child’s name does not prove income eligibility)