WAG 03-25-02: Eligibility Limits

PM 03-25-02

Effective 07/01/2022, 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 New Manual Material10/31/2024 based on Illinois' high unemployment rate.  For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.

The SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits policy below is NOT in effect for any county in the State through revised manual text10/31/2024.

When Does Eligibility End?

Only the individual(s) NOT meeting the Work Requirement is ineligible for benefits.

  • For a single person SNAP household, IES will systematically cancel SNAP effective for the 4th month, if the individual has received 3 regular months of benefits and the Work Requirement was not met. A SNAP application prorated benefit month does not count towards the 3 months. IES sends Form 360c to inform the individual of the cancellation. A new application is required if the individual later regains eligibility.
  • When the SNAP household includes more than one person, only the person(s) who did not comply with the Work Requirement is ineligible for SNAP. IES will disqualify the person for SNAP. The household must request that the individual be added back to case, if the individual later regains eligibility and the case is still active.