- Circuit Breakers
- Secretary of State
- Illinois Department of Human Services
- Social Security Administration
- State of Illinois Veterans Care
- Illinois Housing Development Authority
Disability Services Provided to Schaumburg Township Residents
Disability Department Contact Information
Please call (847) 884-0030 and ask to speak with the Disability Services Department if you are interested in any of the following services provided to Schaumburg Township residents. Deaf or hard of hearing may call VP (224) 520-9763. Appointments are necessary for all services provided except Notary Public Service.
Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC)
Schaumburg Township Disability Services is a selection center for ITAC (Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation) free amplified phone program. The amplified phone program provides a free phone to qualified Illinois residents with a certified hearing loss. Qualified residents may come to the Disability Services Department to do a 'live' test call on each of the five phones and select the phone with the optimal hearing results for them. Each phone has varying levels of amplification and adjustments for tone and clarity. The amplified phones range from 40 to 55 decibels. There are no age or income requirements. Residents need standard telephone service, a picture ID and a doctor or licensed audiologist's signature on the application. ITAC coordinates the distribution of TTYs, Amplified and CapTel phones.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income people with disabilities pay home heating and cooling bills.
Benefit Access Program (Formerly Circuit Breaker)
- License Plate Discount, a discount of $75.00 on your license plate fee.
- People with Disabilities Ride Free, individuals with a qualifying disability meeting income eligibility are eligible for free rides on all fixed-route regularly scheduled buses, trains and public transit systems.
Temporary Disabled Parking Placards
Temporary Disabled Parking Placards are issued by the Disability Services Department. A temporary placard is good for 3 months to disabled Schaumburg Township residents. You must provide an application signed by a doctor. If a 6 month or permanent placard is needed, an application signed by a doctor will need to be submitted to the Secretary of State, Persons with Disabilities License Plates/Placard Unit, 501 S. Second St., Rm. 541, Springfield, IL 62756. Permanent placards or plates will take about 2 weeks to receive.
***The passage of House Bill (PA 97-0845), creates a new two-tiered parking program for persons with disabilities, allowing for only persons with certain types of disabilities, to qualify for meter-exempt parking in cities and municipalities.
In addition to the current blue (permanent) and red (temporary) disabled parking placards currently used in Illinois, a third placard, distinctive from the blue and red placards, will be introduced for those persons qualifying for meter-exempt parking.
Beginning in April 2013, the Secretary of State will start the re-certification process for all current applicants by mailing information to them along with a new certification form. The re-certification form will have a new section for the physician to execute, indicating whether the applicant has a disability that would qualify them for meter exempt parking.
Note: Please be sure to print both pages of Parking Placard Application
Benefits Counseling is an information and referral service provided by the Disability Services Department for Social Security, Pharmaceutical, Medicare and Medicaid assistance.
Notary Public Service
Notary Public Service is offered free of charge. Picture identification required for all notarization's. The Township of Schaumburg will not notarize any documents involving a document of conveyance transferring or purporting to transfer title to residential real property located in Cook County (5 ILCS 312/3-102). All Notary Public's reserve the right to refuse service to any individual(s) who cannot show proper identification or the item presented to notarize is unfamiliar.