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Expanded SNAP benefits

The Illinois Department of Human Services is increasing monthly benefit amounts, expanding SNAP access, and expediting process and flexibility. For many people, this will mean almost doubling their existing benefits. This expansion will result in almost $80 million more for Illinois families. Those eligible for SNAP include low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and working families. While many IDHS offices remain open, people are highly encouraged to stay at home and to sign up for SNAP and other benefits by visiting DHS.illinois.gov/helpishere.