ILLINOIS REGISTER 4553
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
a) Redetermination involves the completion of an application, an interview, a review
of eligibility and cooperation in the verification of eligibility. For simplified
reporting that covers most food stamp, earned income, and non-assistance food
stamp only households, and FamilyCare food stamp households, see Section
121.125. The local office shall provide the household with an opportunity to
participate in its normal issuance cycle.
b) In order to receive uninterrupted benefits, the household must:
1) file a timely application;
A) households certified for more than two months must file an
application by the 15th calendar day of the last month of the
B) households certified for one or two months must file an application
within 17 calendar days from the date of Notice of
Eligibility/Expiration of Certification.
2) appear for the interview that is scheduled after the application is timely
3) provide all requested verifications within ten calendar days after the date
the verification was requested.
c) The household is responsible for requesting another interview if it fails to appear
for the interview that was scheduled after the application was filed.
d) The redetermination application of a food stamp unit who fails to appear for a
scheduled interview or provide requested verifications within ten calendar days is
1) If a food stamp unit cooperates before the end of the current approval
period, the application is reopened and a full month's benefit is given for
the first month of the new period.
2) If the food stamp unit cooperates after the end of the current approval
period but within 30 days after the end of the period, the application is
reopened and benefits are prorated from the date of cooperation.
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