As a result of our annual review of the state utility standards, FNS has approved an increase in the following utility standard amounts to be implemented effective October 2021.
The increase in the amount of the SNAP utility standards are as follows:
The Maximum Excess Shelter Deduction is increased to $597.
The Homeless Shelter Standard is increased to $159.
The Basis of Issuance Table is currently being revised to reflect the increase in SNAP benefit amounts. Staff will be notified when the tables become available.
WAG 25-03-02 (link to be provided at a later date)
WAG 25-06-05-a (1)
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Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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