PM 03-25-04: Other Ways to Become Eligible for Benefits

WAG 03-25-04

revised manual textEffective 07/01/2022, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) waiver approval allows the entire State to continue to be exempt from the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy in this section through 06/30/2023 based on Illinois' high unemployment rate. For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.

The SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy below is NOT in effect for any county in the State through revised manual text06/30/2023.

Other Ways to Become Eligible

To qualify for SNAP after receiving 3 months of SNAP benefits, a person must either:

  • meet the Work Requirement, or
  • become exempt from the Work Requirement.