Illinois Department on Aging

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Illinois Benefits: Your Resource to Prescription Drug Assistance and Information  

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Answers and Guidance
Applications and Enrollment
Professionals and Volunteers
Other Resources

Professional and Volunteer Resource Center makes it easy and convenient for professionals and volunteers to obtain information on prescription drug programs and options in your efforts to help beneficiaries.

Visit the following essential web sites.
Find the best answers and resources.
Obtain well researched training and outreach materials.
Register to attend national forums and Webinars (including archived).
Search libraries and join informational ListServs.
Stay up-to-date with event calendars.

Completing a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) application

National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment

National Medicare Training Program. Be sure to check out the E-mail Updates service.

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State and Federal Web sites


Rx HotlineCheck the status of Benefit Access Program applications online or contact the Illinois Department on Aging – 24/7.

Need Technical Assistance?

Contact the Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine.

Receive Medicare counseling and help selecting the best drug plan with SHIP: Senior Health Insurance Program.

Visit for information on the Benefit Access Program application for the License Plate Discount and Free Transit Ride benefits.

Benefits CheckUp To complete a comprehensive screening of the most frequently used public benefit programs, such as energy assistance, housing, nutrition programs, transportation, Veterans benefits and other essential services, as well as eligibility for prescription drug assistance, visit BenefitsCheckUp.

The Organizational Edition, a subscription-based service of the National Council on Aging, offers a printable version of the questionnaire and provides the ability to track clients, generate statistical reports and customize the tool with your organization's identity.

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