The Providers guide to EBT in Illinois:
food stamp deposit schedule.

Check out the Illinois EBT guide for answers to your food stamp questions.

Updated: June 18, 2024
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Monthly benefit deposit schedule.

What day are benefits loaded?

For cases AFTER October 2017, benefits are made available for new households between the 1st and the 10th based on the month based on the last digit of the Head of Household Individual ID number.

(For example, if the last digit is 1, it means benefits loaded 1st of the month. If the last digit is 0, then benefits will be loaded the 10th of the month.)

For cases started BEFORE October 2017, they keep the deposit dates they had previously (can be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 17th, or 20th.)

What time are benefits loaded?

Analyzing data from some of the 5 million users who check their balance on the Providers App every month, we estimate close to 100% of people have their benefits loaded at midnight in Illinois.

Missed a Deposit?

Didn't receive your benefits on the expected date? There might be an issue with your case.

Find out why by reading Why didn't I get a food stamp deposit this month?, which explains common reasons for missed deposits and what you can do about it.

This page was written based on official government sources, and has been edited for simplicity.

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