Illinois to Transition to New Link Card System

Illinois to Transition to New Link Card System

(WRXX) – Illinois is transitioning the Illinois Link Card System to a new system and has scheduled maintenance that will interrupt Link card access.

SNAP recipients will not be able to make purchases or withdrawals with their Link card from Saturday August 20th at 11 p.m. through Sunday August 21st at 6 p.m.

During the downtime, LINK cards will not be available to make purchases or ATM withdrawals.

Additionally, those with cards will not be able able to access account information from the Illinois Link Helpline at 1-800-678-LINK or the Illinois Link Card Website.

The website will still be Illinois Link Card Website, but it will have a brand new look and those with cards will be required to create a new account. Instructions to create a new account will be on website.

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