PM 03-25-03-a Additional 3 Consecutive Months of SNAP

WAG 03-25-03-a

revised manual textEffective 07/01/2021, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) waiver approval allows Illinois to continue to exempt the entire State from the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy in this section through 06/30/2022 based on the authorization of extended unemployment benefits to Illinois residents. For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.

revised manual textThe SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits policy below is NOT in effect for any county in the State through 06/30/2022.

Additional 3 Consecutive Months

  • A person who regains and maintains eligibility to be approved for SNAP ongoing and then later stops meeting the Work Requirement is eligible for an additional 3 consecutive months of SNAP.
  • The period begins on the date an individual first notifies the FCRC that they are no longer meeting the requirement. An application prorated month does not count as one of the 3 months. The additional 3 benefit month period runs for 3 consecutive countable months regardless of whether the person receives benefits in all 3 months. The second 3 consecutive months is issued only one-time in any 3-year period.
  • revised manual textThe new 3-year fixed period begins January 1, 2021 and ends December 31, 2023. The entire State is exempt from the SNAP Work Requirement policy effective 07/01/2021 through 06/30/2022. For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.