Public Benefits

NEW - SNAP 15% Increase: January - June 2021

The COVID relief bill enacted in late December provided a 15% increase in SNAP benefits from January through June 2021. See flyer below for more information.



Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students who normally get free or reduced price school meals or who attend a school that provides free or reduced price meals may be eligible for help buying groceries.  Benefits will be issued starting in March, but will be retroactive to the start of the 2020-2021 school year and will be available through the end of the school year.

For more information about the program and to learn what a family needs to do to make sure they receive P-EBT benefits, please see the fact sheet and FAQs below.

Fact Sheet (P-EBT)


2021-03-17 - Flowchart (P-EBT) REV (web

Please feel free to download copies of the above flowchart (two pages).  There are three versions:

  • 8 1/2 x 14 - ideal size for sharing electronically

  • 8 1/2 x 11 - ideal size for printing on regular size paper

Flowchart (8.5 x 14)


Immigrant Integration

Public Charge Fact Sheets

Between the Biden administration's decision to drop its litigation defense of the Trump administation's public charge regulation and federal court dismissals of the government's previous appeals, the 2019 Public Charge Rule is no longer in effect.  As a result, the 1999 public charge guidance is now in effect.  Please see below for fact sheet on the 1999 guidance, created by Protecting Immigrant Families Illinois (PIF-IL).

DACA & TheDream Act
"If I Need . . ." Fact Sheets
Manage My Case

Child Tax Credit (Changes Resulting from ARP) (recorded 006/29/2021)


Navigating Public Benefits for Non-Citizens (recorded 02/16/2021)


Immigrant Eligibility:  SNAP and Cash Assistance (recorded 02/22/2021)


Navigating Health Coverage Options: Immigrant Eligibility (recorded 02/25/2021)


Manage My Case (recorded 05/31/2019)




Chinese Mandarin


Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (webinar recording)


Immigrant Integration Annual Summit

The goal of our 2020 virtual summit was to share information and discuss challenges and opportunities serving immigrants and refugees in times of uncertainty. Our speakers and panelists shared best practices, innovations, and updates relevant to service delivery to immigrants and refugees.

We were grateful and honored to have Grace Hou, Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services present our opening keynote remarks and Sol Flores, Deputy Governor, State of Illinois provide closing keynote remarks.  To view and listen to a recording of their remarks and the entire virtual summit, please visit our youtube channel.

A full list and bios of our speakers and panelists can be found by downloading a copy of the 2020 Virtual Summit Program below.


Temporary Suspension of SNAP Work Requirements


Able bodied adults without dependents will be limited to the length of time they can receive SNAP benefits.

Download "Overview" to learn:

  • Who is affected

  • How to qualify for increasing the amount of time ABAWDs can receive SNAP benefits

  • What ABAWDs should do

Time Limits

Download "Time Limits" to learn Client action suggestions for:

  • People who are chronically homeless

  • People in drug or alcohol treatment programs

  • People receiving domestic violence services

  • People responsible for the care of an incapacitated person


Certain able bodied adults without dependents are exempt from the work requirement.

Download "Exemptions" to learn:

  • Who qualifies for an exemption

  • How to request an exemption

  • What proof is needed for an exemption

Community Resources

Download "Community Resources" for contact information for community resources that may be able to help with the following:

  • Explain the new rules

  • Determine if you meet an exemption

  • Help you find work or training programs

  • Answer questions

DHS Forms & Information

SNAP Work Requirement - Medical Service Provider Unfit to Work

SNAP Work Requirement - Request for Exemption

SNAP Work Requirement - Request for Exemption (Spanish)

Change in Reporting Requirements

Change in Reporting Requirements (Spanish)



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