This manual release contains policy changes to the SNAP Utility Standards and the Gross/Net Income Standards and Deductions effective October 2015.
As a result of our annual review the SNAP utility standards are reduced. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved the following changes to be implemented effective 10/01/15.
Federal law provides for an increase in the Maximum Monthly Gross and Net Income Standard and the Standard Deduction amounts. The Maximum Excess Shelter Deduction is increased to $504. In addition to these changes, we are revising the 200% FPL Maximum Gross Income Standards used to determine SNAP categorical eligibility for qualifying member units.
Maximum Gross Income
Standards 130% FPL
Standards 200% FPL
Maximum Net Income
The maximum excess shelter deduction is increased to $504.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Brochure (DHS 124) is revised.
WAG 25-03-02 (pdf)
[signed copy on file]
James T. Dimas
Secretary-designate, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
IDHS Office Locator
IDHS Help Line
© 2020 Illinois Department of Human Services