TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PART 121 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
SECTION 121.125 SIMPLIFIED REPORTING REDETERMINATIONS
Section 121.125 Simplified Reporting Redeterminations
a) Non-assistance SNAP only households, SNAP households with a member who has earned income, and all FamilyCare SNAP households (see Section 121.40(b)), except for those households defined in subsection (b) of this Section, are redetermined every six months. The six-month redeterminations alternate between a face-to-face interview and a mail-in redetermination form. If an incomplete mail-in redetermination form is received, the Department will send the client a notice advising of the incomplete form and that the client has 10 days to complete the form. If a household chooses to complete its redetermination using the automated phone interview system, a unique confirmation number will verify that the phone interview application was completed and received by the Department.
b) The following households are not included:
1) households with persons who receive Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (see 89 Ill. Adm. Code 113), unless another household member has earned income;
2) households approved for one or two months due to a likelihood of frequent or major changes in unearned income or circumstances;
3) households entitled to expedited service with postponed verifications (see Section 121.7); and
4) households with a member subject to the SNAP work requirement (this only applies in areas where the person has to meet work requirement; see Section 121.18).
c) Benefits are calculated prospectively for six months. Income averaging is used to determine the amount of income to budget for the next six months, based on the information provided on the redetermination form.
d) During the six months between redeterminations, the household is only required to report when gross income exceeds the household's gross income limit (130% of the Federal Poverty Level).
e) For any reported change that results in an increase in benefits, benefits are increased for the fiscal month following the fiscal month of report. If benefits decrease as a result of the reported change, benefits are decreased for the first month that can be affected following the end of the 10-day timely notice period.
f) For other redetermination rules, see Section 121.120.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 18780, effective October 28, 2011)