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Illinois Snap EBT Info Page

Welcome to SNAP EBT information page for the state of Illinois.

Illinois SNAP (previously Illinois Food Stamps) provides financial assistance to low-income individuals and families in Illinois so they can purchase the food they need for a nutritionally appropriate diet.

The “Illinois Link Card,” an electronic card accepted at most grocery stores displaying the “Illinois Link” sign, is used to receive benefits. There is no ATM withdrawal option for SNAP benefits.

The key deciding factors for eligibility are your household size and income. While anybody may apply for SNAP, senior SSI beneficiaries and single moms are more likely to be approved than other applicants.

Picture of Illinois Snap EBT Card

Wondering what Illinois snap card looks like. Below is a sample picture.

Illinois Snap EBT card

This state EBT program is also known by these names:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Illinois Link Card

Contact Information

Illinois Snap Website

The website is http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357

Illinois Snap Phone Number

The phone number is +800-843-6154

Illinois Local Office Location

Click Here to view office locations.

EBT Website

The website is http://www.link.illinois.gov/

Illinois EBT Phone Number

The phone number is +800-678-5465

Frequently Asked Questions

In Illinois, how long does it take to receive SNAP benefits?

The Department of Human Services (DHS) will contact you by phone or in writing within 1 to 14 days of receiving your application to schedule your “benefits interview”. Both in-person and telephone interviews are available.

Does Illinois provide food stamps for emergencies?

Depending on the circumstances, emergency SNAP may be available in 5 days or less of the application date. Only individuals with less than $100 in cash and/or bank accounts are eligible for emergency SNAP.

How does SNAP work in Illinois?

Visit the website of the authorized store and follow the on-screen instructions to use your SNAP benefits online. To confirm your eligibility, you may need to register and add your SNAP EBT card and zip code. During checkout, there are additional options to add an EBT card.

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