The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) received waiver approval through Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) to waive establishment of new claims resulting from pandemic-caused Supplemental Nutrition Services Program (SNAP) overissuances as a result of the challenges posed through the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). The waiver will ease the administrative burden on the State and alleviate additional financial hardships on households caused by the PHE.
Note: The waiver does not apply to Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits.
IES will continue to recalculate eligibility and display to the worker when ineligibility exists. Workers should continue referring SIPV cases to BOC for possible overissuance establishment.
A client notice will not be sent to customers. FCRC staff should refer customers to the BOC for overpayment inquiries at DHS.BOC.Ovrpmt.Referral@illinois.gov or (217) 782-8766.
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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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