8080 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Rights

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Rights
Putting Healthy Food Within Reach

You have the right to:

  • Get an application when you ask for it.
  • Turn in your application the same day you get it.
  • Get your SNAP benefits (or be notified that you are not eligible for the program) within 30 days after you turn in your application.
  • Get SNAP benefits within a few days if you are eligible and have little or no money.
  • Have a fair hearing if you disagree with any action taken on your case.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

DHS 8080 (R-09-22) SNAP Rights Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois.