Financial Relief Programs
Benefit Access Program provides:
- RTA Ride Free Transit cards for persons age 65 and older
- RTA Ride Free cards for persons with disabilities
- Secretary of State License Plate Discounts
To qualify for the program, Income for the previous year must be below $33,562/individual or $44,533/couple and $55,500/3 or more people. Please call the Township office for an appointment if you need help with your application: (630) 719-6670. Applications are available online only: www.illinois.gov/aging/BenefitsAccess/
Weatherization Assistance – includes the repair of windows and doors as well as maintaining, repairing, or possibly replacing furnace units. Household income must be at least 200% of the federal poverty guideline, or there must be a member of the household who receives certain other assistance programs. For further information, call DuPage County Senior Citizen Services (800) 942-9412.
Counseling for Senior Homeowners – the DuPage Homeownership Center offers free, confidential, unbiased information and counseling to senior homeowners about reverse mortgages, tax relief options and low-cost home repair programs that can help seniors maintain their independence. For an appointment call (630) 260-2500.
Senior Home Sharing – is a not-for profit organization dedicated to helping meet the need for affordable senior housing by providing a shared housing option. SHS group homes are located in Lombard and Naperville. Contact them online: www.seniorhomesharing.org
Shared Housing Program – offered by DuPage County Human Services, matches people who have similar needs, interests, and lifestyles who might benefit from sharing housing arrangements. For more information call (800) 942-9412.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP) – assists eligible households in paying for winter heating services. Eligibility is determined through a variety of factors. Home visits are available to assist home-bound persons in applying. For information call: DuPage County Senior Services (800) 942-9412; or Gary Ostrowski, DG General Assistance Director (630)-719-6610.
Prevention of Spousal Impoverishment – federal law protects spouses of nursing home residents from losing their income and assets to pay for nursing home care for their spouse. For more information contact: (800) 252-8966; (800) 2061327/TTY or visit:
Property Tax Relief Programs (65 & older) -Contact Assessor’s Office:(630) 719-6630
Real Estate Tax Deferral – Contact the DuPage County Treasurer at (630) 407-5900.
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