Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office

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Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office Details

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office, a Food Stamp Office, at South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago IL.

Name
Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office
Address
8001 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60619
Phone
773-602-4200
Hours
Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: Closed; Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Sunday: Closed; Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

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About the Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office

The Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office, located in Chicago, IL, administers the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Chicago residents. Often called "food stamps," SNAP benefits provide nutrition assistance for income-eligible households. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the SNAP program, and SNAP Offices distribute benefits to Chicago residents. The program reduces food insecurity and poverty by providing supplemental nutrition assistance for low-income households.

You may contact Food Stamp Offices for questions about:
  • Chicago food stamp eligibility
  • Applying for food stamps and SNAP food benefit
  • Calculating SNAP benefits
  • Finding stores that accept SNAP, EBT cards, and food stamps
  • EBT cards and account balances
  • Problems with SNAP benefits
Food Stamps in Chicago

The SNAP program, also called Food Stamps, provides food benefits for low-income households in Chicago. Participating households receive an electronic debit card (EBT card) that pays for certain household food items. SNAP recipients can also use the EBT card to buy plants and seeds to grow food. In Chicago, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and farmers markets accept SNAP benefits.

Chicago SNAP Eligibility

Chicago residents qualify for SNAP benefits by meeting eligibility guidelines based on household size, income, and assets. The income and asset limits vary, depending on the household size and the number of children, seniors, or people with disabilities in the household. To qualify for SNAP, able-bodied adults without dependents must either work or participate in qualified training or educational programs. Children, seniors, and people with disabilities are exempt from SNAP work requirements. SNAP recipients must be citizens or lawfully documented non-citizens. In Illinois, households that receive cash benefits from other means-tested programs, including Supplemental Social Security Income, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or General Assistance, automatically qualify for SNAP.

Applying for Food Stamps

The Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office accepts and processes applications for SNAP benefits. The Food Stamps Office also determines eligibility for benefits and distributes benefits. Chicago residents can apply for food stamps online or through the SNAP Office. Other Illinois offices, including the Department of Social Services or the Department of Human Services, can also help Chicago residents apply for SNAP benefits or other income-eligible benefits like TANF and Medicaid.

Using SNAP Benefits in Chicago

Most grocery stores and supermarkets in Chicago accept SNAP benefits. SNAP recipients pay for qualifying purchases using their EBT card, which operates similarly to a debit card. The SNAP Office can provide information about Chicago businesses that accept SNAP benefits. Recipients can also contact the office to report any problems using SNAP benefits.

Contact the Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office

You may contact the Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office by calling 773-602-4200, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Cook County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Southeast Food Stamp Office, 8001 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60619.