If you are a recipient of food stamps (SNAP Benefits) in Illinois and need assistance with Illinois ABE Account Login, we can help. If you do not have an Illinois ABE Account, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to create an account. In this post, we will explain the Illinois ABE Account Login process and provide help with retrieving your password if you cannot remember it.
Table of Contents:
- Benefits of Illinois ABE Account
- Illinois ABE Account Login Help
- Food Stamps in Illinois FAQs
Illinois ABE Account Login
To login to your Illinois ABE account, follow the steps we have outlined below:
Step 1 – Visit Illinois ABE Website
To start the login process into your Illinois ABE account, visit the Illinois ABE Account website at https://abe.illinois.gov/.
Once you are on the homepage you will need to locate the “Login” button, which is usually located at the top of the site (see image below).
Click on the “Login” button to proceed with the process.
Step 2 – Enter Username and Password
Next, you will be taken to a page where you will be required to enter your account Username and password, as shown below.
Once you enter the correct username and password, click “Login” to continue, as shown by the image below.
If you do not remember your account login information, continue reading below for help on how to reset your password.
Step 3 – View your account
If you entered the correct username and password, you will be automatically taken to your Illinois ABE account page, as shown below.
Once there, you can perform a variety of tasks, including applying for:
- Federal Emergency Rental Assistance
- Food Stamps/SNAP
- Cash Assistance
- Discounts on Subway Fares
If you forgot your password, click on the “Forgot Password?” link as shown in the image below.
Next, you will be required to enter your username to reset your password.
If you entered the correct username, you will be provided further instructions on how to reset your ABE account password.
Food Stamps in Illinois FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Illinois SNAP program:
What is the Income Limits for Illinois SNAP Benefit?
The guidelines below show the highest gross income your household can have in a month and still receive SNAP benefits.
Gross income is your total monthly income from all sources before any deductions.
These amounts are only guidelines and do not apply to all households.
People in Your
(Age 60 and Over or Disabled)
|1||$ 1,771||$ 2,147|
|2||$ 2,396||$ 2,903|
|3||$ 3,020||$ 3,660|
|4||$ 3,644||$ 4,417|
|5||$ 4,268||$ 5,173|
|6||$ 4,893||$ 5,930|
|7||$ 5,517||$ 6,687|
|8||$ 6,141||$ 7,443|
|9||$ 6,766||$ 8,200|
|10||$ 7,391||$ 8,957|
|Each additional person add||$ 625||$ 757|
How much will I get in Food Stamps in Illinois?
If you are approved for SNAP benefits, how much you will receive depends on your household size and net income.
The table below provides the maximum monthly benefit and the estimated average monthly benefit based on household size.
The amount you receive may differ from these amounts due to your income and other factors.
A SNAP budget must be calculated for your household in order to determine your SNAP eligibility and benefit amount.
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit||Estimated Average Monthly Benefit|
|Each additional member||(+$188)|
What is the Illinois Restaurant Meals Program?
The Illinois Restaurant Meals Program went into effect on January 1, 2020.
It is a program that allows certain people to use their SNAP benefits at restaurants.
This includes people who:
- Are 60 years old or over,
- Have a disability,
- Are a veteran (or the child of a veteran), or
- Are homeless.
Additionally, the program also includes their spouses.
What Can I Buy with Illinois SNAP?
SNAP benefits can be used to buy foods for the household to eat, such as:
- Breads and cereals,
- Fruits and vegetables,
- Meats, fish, and poultry,
- Dairy products, and
- Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
SNAP benefits can also be used to pay for:
- Group community dining,
- Meals at approved shelters, restaurants, treatment centers, and group living homes, and
- Food from certified farmers markets and farm stands.
Additionally, some markets and food stands will give you twice the value of your benefits.
However, you cannot use SNAP benefits to purchase the following:
- Prepared hot foods in grocery stores
- Any prepared food (hot or cold) sold and meant to be eaten at the store
- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
- Cleaning products, paper products, toiletries, and cooking utensils
- Pet supplies
- Items for food preservation such as canning jars and lids, freezer containers, or food wrapping paper
- Medicines, vitamins, or minerals
- Items for gardening such as fertilizer and peat moss
Illinois ABE Account Login Summary
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Still Have Questions?
If you have further questions about Illinois EBT Card or SNAP benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about Illinois Food Stamps & Illinois EBT, including:
How to Create Illinois SNAP Account Online