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Aging/Disability Information and Assistance

Have a need specific to the aging population or the caregiver experience?  Contact AgeLinc with all your questions. 

AgeLinc works with the greater Aging and Disabled Provider Network to ensure accurate referrals for needed services throughout our twelve county service area.  We research new resources for new and trending needs, as well as connecting callers with established support services in their communities. 

We listed some county specific resources and services on the County Services page for your convenience.  If a resource or service is not listed on the County Services page, please let us know.

Benefit Access Assistance

AgeLinc can help low-income seniors ages 65 and older or individuals with disabilities apply for reduced-price car registration and free city bus passes through the Illinois Department on Aging Benefit Access program (previously known as the Circuit Breaker program). 

Some eligibility requirements:

  • You must be 65 years of age or older by December 31st of the current year; or
  • You must be 16 years of age or older and totally disabled before January 1st of this year.
  • You must live in Illinois at the time you file your application.
  • Your total income last year must be less than:
    • $33,562 for a 1 person household (yourself only); or
    • $44,533 for a 2 person household (yourself and your spouse, or yourself and one qualified additional resident); or
    • $55,500 for a 3 person household (yourself, your spouse and one qualified resident, or yourself and two qualified residents).

Eligibility is good for two years.  The two-year period starts at the time your application is approved.  You may file again beginning 90 days before your eligility expires.

We will help you with the online benefits application and with the required proof of income submission.  Contact us today!

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AgeLinc, Partner and Referral Services

Adult Protective Services

To report suspected abuse, financial exploitation or neglect of an older person or person with disabilities (ages 18-59), call 24-hour Adult Protective Services: (866) 800-1409, TTY: (888) 206-1327.

State Funded/AgeLinc Provided Services

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Education & Assistance

Benefit Access (Reduced License Plate Fees and Free City Bus Passes)

Caregiver Counseling, Education and Emergency Gap Funding (See our Caregiver page for more information on availability and eligibility; If you are a CWLP customer, also call them for budget billing)

Education – Monthly Lunch & Learn and Community Education, Aging Mastery Program, Stress Busters, Savvy Caregivers, Caregiver Conference, Kinship Raising Grandchildren Conference.

Farmers Market Coupons (Those applying will receive one 5-coupon booklet per person per year, normally worth $25.00, this year is $50.00) starts late July, first come – first serve.  Coupons good until October 31st.  Eligibility based on income.  More information here.

PrideLinc Lunch, LGBT+ Support

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

State Funded/Partner Provided Services

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Assistance

Energy Bill Assistance (See LIHEAP website for eligibility requirements)

Insurance Help

Legal Assistance

Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman:  When you need a Nursing Home Advocate

In-Home Care (Respite and Homemaker Assistance)

Senior Nutrition Program:  Congregate and Home Delivered Meals – (see County Services page, select your county, look under Nutrition Program and call our partner service to receive meal sign-up assistance)

Transportation Assistance

Referral Services 

Addiction Assistance

Community Care Program and Nursing Home Prescreening

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Housing and Homestead Exemption

In Home Care (Home Health, Health/Medication Management)

Medical Alert Systems

Routine Health Screenings

Senior Employment

Veterans Assistance