Change Indicator

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in Illinois

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

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Definition and Source



Children under 18 receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by age group by federal fiscal year. SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp program, provides in-kind benefits to families and individuals in need. The income eligibility limit is 130% of the federal poverty level.

Data Source

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service reports found here. Search for most recent year of "Characteristics of SNAP households", view table "Table B.14. Distribution of participants by age and by State"


For FY 2020, the number of children receiving SNAP account for only the pre-pandemic period for October 2019 through February 2020 from the fiscal year 2020. 

Last Updated

December 2022