FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

 

The following organizations are sources of financial support for general and medical needs. Many students with severe disabilities will eventually be eligible for the income and health programs under the Social Security Administration. More detailed information is listed about that program. Specific eligibility criteria should be discussed with each organization. Sources of financial assistance for specific needs such as educational or vocational services may be listed in other sections of this guide.

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK SOURCES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

 

·         What proof of my financial situation or disabling condition is required?

·         What happens to the financial/medical benefits if I get a job?

·         How often is my eligibility for benefits reviewed?

·         How are benefits affected if I live at home with my parents?

·         What do I need to do to keep getting the financial benefits?

·         What records need to be turned in regularly?

·         What changes in my situation need to be reported?

 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY)

www.ssa.gov/chicago/illinois.htm

 

Local Office Locations:

Aurora, Bloomingdale, and Woodridge

To apply for the following programs, begin by calling the toll free number.

 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI):

 

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI):

 

Medicare:

#1: hospital insurance (sometimes called “part A”)

#2: medical insurance (sometimes called “part B”)

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH TOWNSHIPS

 

 

Addison Township                                                    Bloomingdale Township

www.addisontownship.com                                       www.bloomingdaletownship.com

(630) 530-8161                                                        (630) 529-9993

 

Downers Grove Township                                       Lisle Township

www.twp.downers-grove.il.us                                   www.lisletownship.com

(630) 968 0451                                                        (630) 968-2087

 

Milton Township                                                      Naperville Township

www.twp.milton.il.us                                                 www.napervilletownship.com
(630) 668-1616                                                        (630) 355-2786

 

Wayne Township                                                      York Township

www.waynetwp-il.org                                               www.yorktwsp.com

(630) 231-7173                                                        (630) 620-2400

 

Winfield Township

www.winfieldtownship.com

(630) 231-3591

 

Townships administer the following programs:

 

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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

(630) 530-1120 or (630) 530-1135 for TTY

146 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 2

Villa Park, IL 60181

8:30a.m to 5:00 p.m. M-F

www.dhs.state.il.us

 

DHS administers a variety of welfare programs for people who need money and medical care to help take care of themselves and their children. Some of these include:

 

Medicaid

 

Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities

(217) 558-6067

www.hbwdillinois.com

 

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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

837 S. Westmore

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 495-4345

www.ides.state.il.us

 

Unemployment Insurance Benefits:

 

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 ILLINOIS COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (ICHIP)

1-866-851-2751

www.chip.state.il.us

 

 

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DIVISION OF SPECIALIZED CARE FOR CHILDREN (DSCC)

DuPage County Regional Office

8205 S. Cass Ave

Suite 110

Darien, IL 60561

(630) 964-9887 or (630) 964-9603 for TTY

For other counties contact 1-877-791-5170

www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc

 

DSCC is Illinois’ Title V agency for specialized treatment and rehabilitation of children with certain chronic physical disabilities and health impairments.

 

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CIRCUIT BREAKER

Voice/TTY (800) 528-2000

www.cbrx.il.gov

 

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Assistance programs are funded through the Illinois Department of Aging. The Circuit Breaker Program provides assistance with paying property tax and mobile home tax for people with disabilities and seniors who reside in Illinois. The Pharmaceutical Assistance Program offers assistance with paying for certain medications.

 

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LIFELINE and LINK UP

www.universalservice.org/li/consumers/lifeline_support.asp

 

Lifeline provides qualified customers with discounted phone service and the ability to add additional services and features. Linkup provides for discounted new phone installation.

 

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ACCESS DUPAGE

(630) 510-8720

www.accessdupage.org

 

Access DuPage is a charitable program established to provide assistance to eligible persons in DuPage County. Access DuPage and it’s participating physicians will try to provide a “medical home” where clients can receive primary care medical services, routine x-ray services and prescription drugs at a small cost until they become insured.

 

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