To receive SNAP benefits in Illinois a person must live in Illinois. But the person does not have to:
- live in an area for a set period; or
- plan to live in the area permanently; or
- live in a fixed dwelling or have a fixed mailing address.
A person vacationing in an area is not a resident of that area.
A person can apply for SNAP benefits at any Family Community Resource Center except those living in a Supportive Living Facility (SLF), see WAG 02-04-02.
A person cannot be in more than one SNAP case during any one fiscal month. But a person living in a shelter for battered women and children can get separate benefits if they were included in a case with the person who abused them.