Effective 11/01/2023, 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 10/31/2024 based on Illinois' high unemployment rate. For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.
The new 36-month period is a fixed 3-year period that begins 01/01/2024 and ends 12/31/2026.
The SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits policy below is not in effect for any county in the State through 10/31/2024.
The SNAP Work Requirement applies to all initial applications, REDEs and active cases in non-waived counties of the State.
Action Date is Schedule cut off, except for the application month.
For the month of application, the Time Limited Clock will count the month met/unmet on the day the application is processed.
ABAWD Month 3 (Unmet) and
Mass Change Trigger Closure created
Perform a manual override when changes are reported and the ABAWD Time - Limited Clock does not accurately reflect a customer's met or unmet month.
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