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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in Illinois

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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. 

The data source has not published new data for this indicator for years after FY 2020, but the indicator will be updated on the KIDS COUNT Data Center if or when new data are released. Until then, these data may provide useful historical information for those working in this field.

Last Updated

December 2022