The Illinois Department of Aging (IDoA) announced on Wednesday that annual license plate renewal fees for eligible seniors and disabled people will be cut in half or less. Under Public Act 102-0807, which takes effect January 1, drivers eligible for IDoA’s Benefit Access Program will now pay $10 for license plate stickers, down from $24. Become.
“During this period of high inflation, many seniors are finding it increasingly difficult to cover their daily expenses.” Illinois Aging Director Paula Busta said: “This income-based license plate renewal discount is welcome news for older drivers, helping them save money and keep their vehicle registration up to date.”
“With lower annual license plate renewal fees for eligible seniors, more of their hard-earned money can be kept in bank accounts and spent on other things, such as prescription drugs.” Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said:“I applaud the Illinois Legislature for this new law, especially to our sponsors, Rep. Cyril Nichols (D-Burbank) and State Senator Meg Laurent Kappel (D-Plainfield). send.”
The Aging Administration’s Benefit Access Program determines eligibility for discounted license plates from the Office of the Secretary of State and free transit on Illinois’ fixed-route system. To qualify, residents must be at least 65 or 16 years old, have a disability, and meet income requirements. For households with one person, the annual income cap is $33,562.
To apply for the Benefits Access Program online, please visit https://ilaging.illinois.gov/benefitsaccess.html. For assistance with the online application, seniors can call her IDoA Senior Helpline at 1-800-252-8966.
If you have specific questions about price reductions or the status of your vehicle’s registration, we encourage you to contact the Illinois Secretary of State’s office at 800-252-8980.
IDoA serves and advocates for older Illinoisians and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that foster partnerships and promote independence, dignity and quality of life. . For information on seniors and disabled department programs and services, please visit: https:/