Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, are distributed through an Illinois Link Card. The Link Card is used as an EBT card, and it functions similarly to a credit or debit card in terms of functionality.
If you qualify for both, cash and SNAP benefits can be obtained using the same card. If you are eligible for both, you will receive benefits using the same card.
In accordance with the case type and case name, benefits will be distributed on the dates of February 1-10, 13, 17, and 20, respectively. Every month, the dates for disbursement are the same as the previous month.
If a state has also declared an emergency or disaster, Illinois has been approved for a waiver from the USDA that allows the issuance of emergency allotments and supplements in response to a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in connection with COVID-19 relief when the state has also declared an emergency or disaster.
Additionally, you can apply for Illinois cash assistance, Medicare, and healthcare programs using this form. SNAP benefits are available through this form.
The Illinois SNAP program is open to residents of the state of Illinois who meet one of the following requirements:
- They are Illinois residents who meet one of the following requirements:
2. You have a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) of less than $2,001, or you have a current bank balance of less than $2,001.
3. Your current bank balance (savings and checking accounts combined) is less than $3,001 and you live with one of the following people:
4. A person or group of people who are 60 years old or older
A person who has a physical or mental disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).