The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, was signed into Federal law on December 27, 2020. Division N, Title VII, Subtitle A, Section 702(e) of the Act temporarily expanded student eligibility at Section 6(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. The Act temporarily provides two additional exemptions for students enrolled in a school of higher education and continues to be in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted. Staff will be notified when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.
This policy memorandum serves as notification to the Family Community Resource Centers (FCRCs) of the continuation of the two new exemptions for students of higher education until further notice.
A student may still qualify for SNAP if they do not meet one of the student exemptions under regular SNAP but meet one of the following temporary exemptions:
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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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