WAG 18-04-00

Except for Mid-Point Reporting Units, SNAP units must report the following changes within 10 calendar days of the date they learn about the change. For income-related changes, consider the date the first payment is received (as a result of the change) as the date the client learned about the change.

  • When they get, change, or lose a job.
  • When monthly earned income changes by more than $100.
  • When the source of unearned income changes, or the amount changes by more than revised manual text$100. The client does not have to report changes in any cash benefit from the Department.
  • Change in SNAP unit size.
  • Change of address and new shelter costs. Provide the client with the opportunity to register to vote when a change of address is reported in person (see PM 22-12-00).
  • Obtaining a licensed vehicle.
  • revised manual textFor non-qualifying member households who are not categorically eligible (PM 05-07-00), when total cash on hand, stocks, bonds, and money in a bank or savings account exceeds a total of $2250.
  • revised manual textFor qualifying member households who are not categorically eligible (PM 05-07-00), when total cash on hand, stocks, bonds, and money in a bank or savings account exceeds a total of $3,500.
  • When the order to pay child support changes or ends, for SNAP units that receive a deduction for child support payments.
  • new manual textFor persons residing in DuPage County subject to the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits, any changes in work hours that bring the individual below 20 hours per week, averaged monthly.

Applicants are to report all changes at the eligibility interview. A change that happens after the eligibility interview and before the notice of decision must be reported within 10 calendar days after the date of the notice.

Mid-Point Reporting (MPR) units are only required to:

  • report when their gross income exceeds the SNAP Gross Monthly Income Standard for the unit's size,
  • report changes related to the questions on the interim Mid-Point Report form,
  • comply with the New Hire Requirements. 

For income-related changes, consider the date the first payment is received (as a result of the change) as the date the client learned about the change.