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Benefit Access Program Benefits

  • Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit
  • Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
  • Secretary of State License Plate Discount 
To be determined eligible for these benefits, you must submit a Benefit Access Application on the Internet. Paper applications are not available. Please note that current processing times to determine eligibility of your Benefits Access Application is approximately 12 weeks. 
 
Once your application is approved you may print a certificate of eligibility to take to your local transit authority or Secretary of State's Office. Please wait 10 business days from the date of your approval for your license plate discount to be available. If you requested the ride free benefit, please contact your local public transit system for further information. Your local transit system may have additional requirements in order to obtain the free ride. You can check the Website at anytime to determine your application status.
 

How do I find out if my application has been approved?

You may check the Website for the status of your application here.
 

Apply Online

To file your application on the Internet, click here.
 
For information or help applying, visit a local office of the following:
 
Call toll-free:
1-800-252-8966 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Note: Have your Social Security number ready when you call.

 

E-mail: Aging.ILSenior@illinois.gov