In addition to providing access to nutritious food, being eligible for SNAP and other public benefits may also qualify you for other services. Learn more about resources available for benefit recipients and their families.
SNAP and Head Start
If you currently receive SNAP benefits through a LINK card, your children are now automatically eligible for free school readiness assistance through Head Start and Early Head Start!
Use Your SNAP Benefits to Buy Groceries Online
Illinois allows SNAP participants to purchase groceries online at select retailers. Find out how you can use your SNAP benefits to shop online.
Benefits of Having Benefits
Businesses and organizations throughout Illinois provide free and discounted services for SNAP and Medicaid recipients.
SNAP and Medicaid cardholders have access to all Prime benefits, discounted to just $6.99 per month. Join now at amazon.com/qualify.
Internet Essentials from Comcast
SNAP, Medicaid, National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, SSI and other benefit recipients have access to low-cost Internet service for $9.95 a month, plus tax, including in-home WiFi at no additional charge, and access to 40 hours every 30 days of WiFi outside the home through Xfinity Hotspots; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for $149.99, and access to free digital literacy training available in print, online and in person. Learn more and apply.
Access from AT&T
With your SNAP benefits, you can qualify for low-cost internet services from $5-$10 per month. Learn more and apply.
Museums for ALL
Through Museums for All, those receiving SNAP benefits can gain free or reduced-price admission to more than 300 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. Learn more and see all participating museums.
- Adler Planetarium
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
- Chicago History Museum
- Children’s Museum (Oak Lawn)
- DuSable Museum of African American History
- The Field Museum
- International Museum of Surgical Science
- Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
- Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
- National Museum of Mexican Art
- National Museum of Puerto Rican Art and Culture
- National Veterans Art Museum
- Shedd Aquarium