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GetFoodStamps.net is your direct link to Illinois Food Stamp benefits, also known as SNAP. You can learn about the Food Stamps program, confirm your eligibility, and apply for benefits. To get started, create an account with the form to the right. You will then be directed to the Illinois Food Stamp benefits page. You will receive your confirmation and link via email with your state's information.
Illinois Program Description
The Food Stamp Program was designed to help end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois. Food stamp benefits can be used to buy any food or food product for human consumption, plus seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food. Benefits are provided through The Illinois Link System, an electronic system that allows someone to use a plastic card, similar to a bank card, at grocery store terminals. Most households with low income can get food stamp benefits. The rules are complex, so all of the details are not here. If you are planning to apply for Food Stamps, you may want to use the pre-screening tool, provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, to help you estimate what you may be eligible to receive. However, just like GovBenefits.gov, the USDA screening tool cannot determine your eligibility. Only your local office can tell you whether you are eligible and how much you will receive. The application process begins the day your local Department of Human Services office receives your signed application. You will be asked to come into the office for an interview, or you may be interviewed over the phone if you are unable to go to the office. When you apply, you will be asked to participate in an interview, provide proof of your identity and residence, and a Social Security number for everyone in your household who has one. Depending on your circumstances, you may also need to provide proof of income, assets, housing costs, citizenship or immigration status, and any child support orders. Your worker in the local office will tell you what proofs are needed.
When completing the online application, do not use any features that automatically fill your personal information, such as Google's Autofill, Internet Explorer's AutoComplete, or other similar features. If such features are used, it will cause entries in your online application to be incorrect.