Corrected Policy Memo
FNS is expanding a waiver approval for individuals incarcerated in certain IDJJ facilities to gain access to SNAP benefits upon their release date. Currently the Pilot Program is offered at several IDOC facilities. Effective 01/17/2023, the waiver approval is expanding to the following IDJJ facility:
SNAP Applications for Individuals Being Released from IDOC - Expanded to Jacksonville, published 07/13/2022, provides further guidance on approved facilities.
Processing DOC/MH Applications In Advance of Release is an IES Wizard developed by the Business Process, Analysis and Design (BPR) unit with the Bureau of IES Operations and provides IES case processing procedures for individuals in an approved facility.
FCRC staff should continue to follow IES application processing procedures when an application for SNAP benefits is received from one of these approved facilities.
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Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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