Our Answers on Aging program has helped thousands of individuals apply for: Medicare Benefits including Part D, and the senior discount license plate program called Illinois Benefits Access. This program is designed to help individuals navigate the available benefits that are available. The following links provide general information about some of the options available. If you would like to schedule an appointment or make an inquiry, please contact Laura at 618-344-7788. This support is available to individuals at no charge.
- Information for the Benefits Access requirements and qualifications can be found at https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/BenefitsAccess/Pages/Eligibility%20and%20Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx
- Learn some of the basics of Medicare Part D at https://www.medicare.gov/part-d/
- Medicare offers “Extra Help” to those who are on a very limited income. To see the qualifying criteria, go to https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/save-on-drug-costs/save-on-drug-costs.html
- Medicaid is also available for low-income individuals. You can view qualifying criteria and benefits available at https://getcovered.illinois.gov/Fact%20Sheets/4_Medicaid_English_FactSheets_10.02_R.pdf#search=Medicaid