MR #07.08: Persons in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs

MR #07.08: Persons in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs

Summary:

  • Persons living in residential drug or alcohol treatment facilities can qualify for food stamps through an authorized representative of the facility. For persons to qualify for food stamps, the facility must be tax exempt and licensed by the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (OASA). 
  • The OASA facilities are listed on the DHS website at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/oasa/.
  • Facilities not listed on the website can also be certified so their residents can receive food stamps.  This includes the Teen Challenge Program in Illinois.
  • If local office staff learn of an facility not listed on the website that is requesting food stamps for their residents, contact the Bureau of Policy Development.  Do not deny them the right to apply for benefits.
  • The Bureau of Policy Development will work with OASA to determine if the agency meets the requirements. 
  • This release updates the Local Office Directory with the new address for the Food Stamp Employment and Training Office and the TTY numbers with the new Nextalk numbers. 
  • This release also updates the Program Standards chart and changes the reference for District 193 from DHS Service Package B to DHS Social Services.