MR #15.23: New SNAP Maximum Gross Income Standards for Certain Categorically Eligible Units

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

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11/06/15

Summary

This manual release contains policy changes resulting from Public Act 099-0170.  Effective January 2016, the SNAP Gross Income Standards are increasing from 130% FPL to 165% FPL for categorically eligible SNAP units with no qualifying members. 

  • System changes are effective January 2016 and will be completed in ACM, IES and IPACS on 11/17/15
  • Changes to the ABE and Web SNAP calculators are effective 01/01/16.
  • The Program Standards Chart WAG 25-03-02 (pdf) is revised with the new standard amounts.
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program brochure (DHS124) is revised.
  • SNAP Eligibility Worksheet (DHS 683A) is revised.
  • This change does not affect categorically eligible units where every person is authorized to receive TANF or SSI since they are not subject to a gross or net income limit.
  • SNAP unit's containing a member disqualified for an intentional program violation or sanctioned for failure to comply with a work provision are not categorically eligible.

Increase in SNAP Standards

Effective January 2016, as a result of Public Act 099-0170, the gross monthly income eligibility standards are increased from 130% FPL to 165% FPL for categorically eligible SNAP units with no qualifying members.  This change does not affect categorically eligible units where every person is authorized to receive TANF or SSI since they are not subject to a gross or net income limit.

System Changes

  • System changes are effective January 2016 and will be completed in ACM, IES and IPACS on 11/17/15.
  • System changes to the ABE/WEB SNAP Calculators are effective 01/01/16.

Gross Monthly Income Standards (165% FPL)

SNAP Unit Size Gross Income Standard
1 Person $1,619
2 Persons   2,191
3 Persons   2,763
4 Persons   3,335
5 Persons   3,907
6 Persons   4,479
7 Persons   5,051
8 Persons   5,623
9 Persons   6,195
10 Person   6,767
Each Add'l Member  + 572

Form Revision

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program brochure (DHS124) is revised.

SNAP Eligibility Worksheet (DHS 683A) is revised.

MANUAL REVISIONS

WAG 13-01-01

WAG 13-01-01-a

WAG 13-02-00

WAG 25-03-02-(1)

WAG 25-03-02 (pdf)

WAG 25-06-05-b

WAG 25-06-05-b-(2)

[signed copy on file]

James T. Dimas

Secretary-designate, Illinois Department of Human Services

Forms referenced:

Form 124