If you or someone you know is in need of pandemic SNAP benefits be sure to file an application this week.

According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, "An extension to the deadline to file a P-EBT SNAP application has been granted to 07/31/2020."

The previous deadline, July 15, was extended a few weeks to give everyone a chance to get the necessary paperwork in and filed.

Families that apply for assistance can receive benefits for homes that have kids aged 3 to 17 and 18 to 22 while in high school.

P-EBT works to make up for the lost school meals which The Hill says works out to about $114 per month per child.

In Illinois, "P-EBT benefits will be combined into one issuance for a total of $182.40 per eligible child in your home. Benefits WILL BE ISSUED through the end of the school year." per Illinois Department of Human Services.

If eligible, cash is loaded onto a debit card which can be used to buy food at any grocery store.

Apply online at Applications For Benefits Eligibility or download this PDF, fill out, and send to:

Central Scan Unit (CSU)

P.O. Box 19138

Springfield, IL 62763-9138

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