This information memorandum is to inform staff the waiver that previously extended flexibilities for BOH Fair Hearings for SNAP due to COVID 19 ends 12/31/2021 and will resume standard processing procedures effective 01/01/2022.
In March 2020, Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) requested flexibility of the time-frame for a fair hearing from the standard 60 day time-frame to an extended 120 day time-frame. Food and Nutrition Service approved the time-frame extension and approved subsequent extensions during the Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19. Approval of the waiver extension is set to end 12/31/2021. Effective 01/01/2022, the standard time-frame for meeting the fair hearings process will resume to 60-days.
Note: The information in this memorandum continues to apply only to the appeals process under BOH and has no impact at the FCRC level.
[signed copy on file]
Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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