Benefits Enrollment Center

AgeOptions’ Benefit Enrollment center and our network of community-based partners help low-income seniors and people with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they are eligible.

If you live within Suburban Cook County, call 708-383-0258, extension 393, or fill out the contact form below to schedule a personalized appointment with our expert staff. They’ll talk with you about your current circumstances and identify programs you may qualify for to help afford medications, food, utilities, and more.

Note: If you live outside of Suburban Cook County or outside of Illinois, the Eldercare Locator can connect you to your local AAA or other senior service agencies at https://eldercare.acl.gov/.

Upcoming Benefits Presentations

You may qualify for benefits to help pay for food, medicine, utilities, and more. Attend a free event to see if you’re eligible.

Worth Township Resource Fair
May 15, 2024 at 10:00am – 2:00pm

A Day in Our Village – Oak Park
June 2, 2024 at 11:00am – 4:00pm

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
June 23, 2024 at 8:00am – 12:30pm

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
October 6, 2024 at 8:00am – 12:30pm

Our Benefits Access Specialists focus on connecting Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes to these core benefits:

Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)

This benefit helps people with Medicare pay for prescription drugs and lowers the costs of Medicare prescription drug coverage

Medicare Savings Programs

These programs may pay for Medicare premiums. You can keep more of your Social Security check by enrolling. Many people use the extra money to help pay for living expenses or prescription drugs.

Medicaid

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card – an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores.

Benefits Check-up List

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) compiled practical tips and resource recommendations from geriatric health experts and advocates such as: PACE programs, benefits to offset the cost of long-term care and a check-up tool to help older adults identify potential eligibility for benefits and programs. See NCOA Resources and Support  for Adults Living Alone: A Comprehensive Guide (2024)