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Hi Friend,
Our office has been quite active lately. In addition to our regular programs, our Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP) is keeping us busy, we have brought on an intern and a new board member, and we are beginning to plan our Annual Citizenship Dinner for April 16th. Keep reading for more information on:

Illinois SNAP / LINK  Benefits Changes

Since April 2020, SNAP recipients have received the regular monthly benefit plus a second emergency allotment (due to COVID).

Due to a federal policy change, the final emergency allotment will be given in February 2023. As a result, all Illinois SNAP households will see their benefits decrease in March.
  (Iowa ended their emergency allotment in 2022).

Illinois SNAP participants will see their benefits cut anywhere from $55 to $255 per person per month in March. The size of the decrease will vary greatly depending on income and household size. Log onto your ABE account to learn more

If you know anyone that uses a SNAP / LINK card in Illinois, please forward this email to them to be sure they are aware of the upcoming changes.
 

DO YOU NEED HELP APPLYING FOR RESOURCES IN ILLINOIS?

Last summer, QCAIR received a grant from theIllinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to be part of their Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP) and assist with applications to the State of Illinois for SNAP, Medicare/ Medicaid, WIC, SEAP, and other programs. Assistance includes navigating online applications, translating documents, and providing interpretation services.

With the emergency SNAP allotment ending, this is a good time to make sure you are maximizing your deductions on your SNAP application! QCAIR can help!

For appointments or more information, call 563-639-5491 or email qcair@qcair.org

Please let us know if you would like QCAIR to present about IFRP for your organization. 
 
Feel free to share the IFRP flyer (in EnglishSpanish, and Arabic) or our FaceBook post within your networks.
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