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Application for Benefits Eligibility

Address

100 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62704

(800) 843-6154

abe.illinois.gov

AKA:

ABE

Description:

Provides a screening tool and online application for State of Illinois administered benefits programs. Programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD), Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults (HBIA).

Hours:

Customer Support: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Website: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Intake Process:

(1) Visit the website at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/ to check eligibility and to apply for benefits
(2) Refer to program-specific service details below, including application process and program eligibility

Program Fees:

No Fees

Languages:

Spanish

Eligibility:

(1) Income limits apply
(2) Other requirements vary by assistance program

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

April 6, 2022

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

100 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62704

Contacts

Application for Benefits Eligibility Customer Support

Constance Williams, Ph.D

Executive Director, Region 1

Phone Numbers

DHS Help Line

(800) 843-6154

TTY

(866) 324-5553

Legal Status:

Government - State

Description

Provides a screening tool and online application for State of Illinois administered Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) program. The program helps low income individuals and families buy essential food items. Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card - an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores.

Hours

(1) Customer Support: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (2) Website: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Required Documents

These may include, but not limited to: (1) Valid photo ID, such as driver's license, state ID or passport, (2) Proof of your residence, such as utility bill with name on it, (3) Proof of Social Security numbers for all people on your application, (4) Proof of income for all members of family to be included in application, such as W-2 forms, tax returns, paystubs.

Eligibility

Income limits apply

Fees

No Fees

Intake Procedure

(1) Use the SNAP Eligibility Calculator on website to check if you and/or your family qualify (2) Apply for SNAP online or by downloading the application, completing it and either mailing it in or submitting it in person to local IDHS Family Community Resource Center.

Languages

Spanish

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • Illinois

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    800-843-6154
    Type:
    Voice/Toll-Free
    Name:
    DHS Help Line
    Number:
    866-324-5553
    Type:
    TTY/TDD
    Name:
    TTY
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (NL-6000.2000-220) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Applications processed for State of Illinois administered health programs, which includes Medicaid and All Kids. Applications can be submitted online or by mail or fax.

    Hours

    (1) Customer Support: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (2) Website: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

    Required Documents

    Call or visit website for details

    Eligibility

    (1) Resident of Illinois who is a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, (2) Income and financial limits apply, (3)

    Fees

    No Fees

    Intake Procedure

    Visit abe.illinois.gov to verify whether you meet Medicaid requirements and to apply for benefits

    Languages

    Spanish

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • Illinois

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      800-843-6154
      Type:
      Voice/Toll-Free
      Name:
      DHS Help Line
      Number:
      866-324-5553
      Type:
      TTY/TDD
      Name:
      TTY
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (NL-5000.5000-520) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Provides a screening tool and online application for State of Illinois administered benefits programs. Programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD), Medicare Savings Program and Medicaid.

      Hours

      (1) Customer Support: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; (2) Website: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

      Required Documents

      These may include, but not limited to: (1) Valid photo ID, such as driver's license, state ID or passport, (2) Proof of your residence, such as utility bill with name on it, (3) Proof of Social Security numbers for all people on your application, (4) Proof of income and financial assets, such as W-2 forms, tax returns, paystubs, financial investments documents.

      Eligibility

      (1) Applicant must have Medicare Hospital Insurance Part A, (2) Income and financial resource limits apply

      Fees

      No Fees

      Intake Procedure

      (1) Call for further information about this program or request an application to be mailed to you, or (2) Download an application from the Medical Forms page online, (3) Once application is received, IDHS will send applicants a notice of whether or not they qualify for Medicare cost sharing expenses

      Languages

      Spanish

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • Illinois

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        800-843-6154
        Type:
        Voice/Toll-Free
        Name:
        DHS Help Line
        Number:
        866-324-5553
        Type:
        TTY/TDD
        Name:
        TTY
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (NL-5000.5000-700) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Provides a screening tool and online application for State of Illinois administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which provides temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children. TANF provides financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical.

        Hours

        (1) Customer Support: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (2) Website: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

        Required Documents

        Documentation may include, but not limited to: (1) Children's birth certificates (to show they are related to you); (2) Social Security cards for everyone; (3) Paycheck stubs and proof of other income

        Eligibility

        (1) Applicant(s) must be pregnant or have a child under 19 years of age living with them, (2) Child who is 18 years old must be a full-time high school student, (3) A pregnant woman (and her husband, if he lives with her) without any other children may also qualify, (4) Must reside in Illinois, (5) Be a U.S. citizen or meet specific immigration requirements, (6) Must develop a plan for becoming self-sufficient and follow that plan

        Fees

        No Fees

        Intake Procedure

        Call or visit website at www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30358

        Languages

        Spanish

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

        • Illinois

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          800-843-6154
          Type:
          Voice/Toll-Free
          Name:
          DHS Help Line
          Number:
          866-324-5553
          Type:
          TTY/TDD
          Name:
          TTY
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (NL-1000.8500-850) and related services within the Service Tree.

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