- Effective October 2017, Federal law provides for an increase in the asset limit from $3,250 to $3,500 for SNAP units with a qualifying member.
- The asset limit remains unchanged for all other households at $2,250.
- The IES system changes are effective 10/01/2017.
Reminder - Categorically eligible SNAP units do not have to meet the asset test.
- Policy Manual has been updated to reflect a change in processing timeframes for expedited SNAP applications (02-08-02-b).
- Policy Manual has been updated to reflect that the FCRC will no longer issue tokens for a public bus.
- Increase in Asset Limit
- SNAP units without QM
- SNAP Expedited Timeframes
- Manual Revisions
Increase in Asset Limit
Effective October 2017, Federal law provides for an increase in the asset limit from $3,250 to $3,500 for SNAP units with qualifying members (PM 05-06-01).
The $3,500 asset limit applies to qualifying member SNAP units whose gross income exceeds the 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL), or qualifying member units with a member sanctioned for an intentional program violation or sanctioned for failure to comply with a work provision. These households are not categorically eligible (PM 05-07-00) for SNAP and must meet the asset test (PM 07-04-01).
SNAP units without QM
For non-categorically eligible SNAP units without a qualifying member, the asset limit remains unchanged at $2,250.
SNAP Expedited Timeframes
The first day of the processing an Expedited SNAP application should be the work day following the date of application (PM 02-08-02-b).
The FCRC's will no longer issue tokens for a public bus (PM 20-22-02-b)
[signed copy on file]
James T. Dimas
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services