Benefit Access Application

  • Illinois Department on Aging
  • One Natural Resources Way, Suite #100
  • Springfield, IL 62702-1271
  • Phone: 1-800-252-8966
  • TDD: 1-888-206-1327
  • Email:
  • Website Link:

Purpose of the Program

Benefits for seniors and persons with disabilities, such as a fee discount on license plates and free rides on fixed-route transits. Eligibility is determined by age, disability, residency and income.

Who is Eligible

To be determined eligible for these benefits, you must submit a Benefit Access Application on the Internet. Paper applications are not available.

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 any time to determine your application status.

Application Process

Apply Online

To file your application on the Internet, click here.

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Availability of Funds


How Funds are to be used


Types of Assistance

An eligible participant may receive the Seniors Ride Free benefit or persons with disabilities free transit ride and Secretary of State License Plate Discount.

Year Program was established