As of June 2, 2020, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is proud to offer online purchasing for more than 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers across a million households.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved IDHS' SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Online implementation plan, which provides access to online purchasing for SNAP customers.
This service is automatically provided to all existing Link card holders. Retailers in Illinois Accepting SNAP Payments Online provides a current list of USDA FNS-approved retailers where cards can be used for online payments. IDHS is encouraging other grocery retailers to participate to deepen and broaden the reach of this program across Illinois communities.
To use SNAP benefits online, visit the approved retailer website and follow the instructions on the screen.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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