The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve a State agency's plan for temporary emergency standards of eligibility and levels of benefits under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. Children who would receive the free or reduced price meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, if not for the school closure are eligible under this provision.
For new SNAP applications, a weekly systematic process is in place to review applications that are approved in the last week. P-EBT benefits will be created for any eligible household (contains child in school that has not already received a P-EBT benefit).
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Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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