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.
Public Charge Fact Sheets (January 27, 2020 Update translations coming soon)
DACA & The Dream Act
Manage My Case
Manage My Case (recorded 05/31/2019)
Navigating Public Benefits for Non-Citizens (recorded 02/12/2019)
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
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
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
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)