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Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
Federal regulations provides under current policy that a non-household member may be designated as an approved representative for the application process provided that the person is an adult who is sufficiently aware of relevant household circumstances and the approved representative designation has been made in writing by the head of the household, the spouse, or another responsible member of the household.
NOTE: The community partners should not be added as an Approved Representative in IES as they are only approved to sign the SNAP application on behalf of the customer.
This waiver adjustment applies to community partners and advocates included as Illinois SNAP Outreach Community Partners.
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Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
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