Benefit Access Program Benefits
- Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit
- Persons with Disabilities Ride Free Transit Benefit
- Secretary of State License Plate Discount
*To be determined eligible for these benefits, you must submit a Benefit Access Application on the Internet. Paper applications are not available.
PLEASE NOTE: PROCESSING TIMES TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY OF YOUR BENEFITS ACCESS APPLICATION MAY TAKE UP TO EIGHT WEEKS DEPENDING UPON REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION. YOU MAY CHECK APPLICATION STATUS 48 HOURS FOLLOWING SUBMISSION.
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 anytime to determine your application status.
How do I find out if my application has been approved?
For information or help applying:
Visit a local office of the following:
Call toll-free: 1-800-252-8966. For deaf and speech-impaired communication over the telephone, dial Illinois Relay at 711.
Note: Have your Social Security number ready when you call.