Effective 07/01/2021, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) waiver approval allows Illinois to continue to exempt the entire State from the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy in this section through 06/30/2022 based on the authorization of extended unemployment benefits to Illinois residents. 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 06/30/2022.
Employable persons age 18-49, who are considered able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) are limited to only 3 months of SNAP benefits in a 36- month period, if the SNAP Work Requirement is not met (PM 03-25-02). A SNAP application prorated benefit month does not count towards the 3 months. A person must either meet the Work Requirement monthly or qualify for an exemption to continue to receive SNAP.
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