Parts of the Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program, formerly known as the Circuit Breaker Program, allows for the Secretary of State’s office to provide for a reduced-fee license plates aimed toward senior citizens and persons with disabilities with specific qualifications.
Considering this, who is eligible for Illinois benefit Access Program?
Age Must be 65 years of age or older by December 31 of the current year; or Must be 16 years of age or older and totally disabled before January 1 of this year. Residency Must live in Illinois at the time of application.
In this way, who is benefit access?
The Benefit Access Program provides Senior Ride Free Transit (65 & older), Persons with Disabilities Ride Free Transit and Secretary of State License Plate Discount for eligible persons below a certain income ceiling: single- $27,610, couple- $36,635 and 3 or more people in household- $45,657.
What is the income limit for reduced license plates in Illinois?
All persons age 75 or older must take a driving test at each renewal. Drivers age 81-86 must have their licenses renewed every two years, while persons age 87 and older must renew annually.
Applications can be submitted at ABE.Illinois.gov or by calling the ABE hotline at 1-800-843-6154. Please be advised – customers applying for SNAP or cash benefits may receive a telephone call from DHS Staff using a 217 area code.
The Illinois Department on Aging’s Circuit Breaker program provides grants to senior citizens and persons with disabilities to help them reduce the impact of taxes and prescription medications on their lives.
Seniors who qualify for the discount pay $24 to renew their license plates. The regular plate renewal fee is $101. Last year, more than 107,600 people received discounted renewals.
At the start of 2020, the vehicle registration fee will go up $50 (to $151), and the state dealer fee will be increased by $125 (to $300).