Q) I had snap benefits in Rockford which were ended in 2015. Do I need to re-apply from the beginning or is there something else to do? I recently moved to Freeport.
A) Yes, you will need to re-apply for SNAP benefits in your new county. When you move, you need to report your change of address to your local SNAP office. You can do this online, by mail, or in person. Once you have reported your change of address, you will need to re-apply for benefits. The application process is similar to the process when you first applied for benefits. You will need to provide information about your income, expenses, and household size. You may also need to provide proof of your identity and residency. Once you have submitted your application, the SNAP office will review it and make a decision on whether or not you are eligible for benefits. If you are approved, you will receive a benefits card that you can use to purchase food at authorized retailers.
Here are the steps on how to transfer your SNAP benefits to another county in Illinois:
- Report your change of address to your local SNAP office. You can do this online, by mail, or in person.
- Complete a new SNAP application. You can apply online, by mail, or in person.
- Provide proof of your income, expenses, and household size.
- Provide proof of your identity and residency.
- Wait for a decision from the SNAP office.
If you have any questions, you can contact your local SNAP office.