PM 03-25-05-a: Community Service

WAG 03-25-05-a

revised manual textEffective 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.

revised manual textThe SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits policy below is NOT in effect for any county in the State through 06/30/2022.

Community Service

  • A customer may self-initiate Community Service with a preapproved Community Work Provider. Community Service Providers offer volunteer positions to individuals receiving SNAP to help them with meeting the Work Requirement when the policy is in effect.
  • Since Community Service is not a SNAP E & T component the number of hours a person must perform in community service each month to meet the SNAP Work Requirement is an average of 20 hours per week (80 hours per month).
  • Customers participating in Community Service are not eligible for Supportive Services.