Belt photoSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) announced Tuesday that eligible SNAP recipients will receive additional benefits beginning this week. 

“No family should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from during this health crisis,” Belt said. “This additional SNAP support will go a long way for families and relieve some of their worries as they continue to provide necessary meals.”

More than 450,000 Illinois residents will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The increased amount will automatically load onto their link cards. Link card holders do not need to call or visit an office. All new applications authorized in April will also receive the maximum allotment for their household size.

SNAP households that are not currently receiving the maximum allowance will receive additional SNAP benefits. Households already receiving the maximum benefit will not receive additional benefits. 

Maximum amounts per household size:

Number in SNAP household

Maximum benefit

















Each additional person

Add $146


Illinois SNAP recipients receive their benefits at different times each month, so increased SNAP benefits will be loaded on different dates for SNAP recipients.

Belt urges residents with questions or concerns to give his office a call at 618-875-212. 

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