Benefits Resources

ABLE Accounts Information (Achieving a Better Life Experience) - ABLE accounts help people with disabilities to save while preserving their SSI and Medicaid.

  • accessABLE - News & Updates from the Illinois State Treasurer’s ABLE Plan.

  • ISBA ABLE Savers Program - ISBA's new ABLE Savers program promotes workforce development among adults with spina bifida by pairing adults with community social workers to assess barriers and action steps related to participating in vocational training and employment; increase knowledge about vocational training resources and ABLE accounts; and to facilitate linkages to ABLE accounts and advocates specializing in Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

  • ABLE National Resource Center - (ANRC) is a collaborative whose supporters share the goal of accelerating the design and availability of ABLE accounts for the benefit of individuals with disabilities and their families.

  • Illinois ABLE - The Illinois ABLE program is a tax-advantaged investment program that provides persons with blindness or disabilities the option to save for disability-related expenses without putting their federal means tested benefits at risk.

Benefit Boost, Inc. 
Email: tbodeman@comcast.net
Phone: 847-561-1722 - Teri Bodeman

Family Benefits Solutions, Inc.
1110 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847-279-8506

IL Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Health Benefits Hotline: 1-866-468-7543
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is responsible for providing healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid.  HealthChoice Illinois - Starting January 1, 2018, managed care in Illinois is expanding to all counties statewide.  Most Medicaid clients are required to enroll with a HealthChoice Illinois (managed care) health plan.  

IL Department of Human Services
Phone: 800-843-6154
Benefits Planning Program - State funded program created to help individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI) make informed choices about going to work.
100 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9429
Phone: 217-558-6326

Illinois Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) database
Developmental Disabilities Hotline - 1-888-DD-PLANS
A database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or supports. The PUNS database helps identify and plan for your immediate needs, through the IL Department of Human Services.

Social Security Administration
Phone: 800-772-1213