- 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) 285-4541 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.
Staff are available to meet with clients and screen for available public benefits. Disabiltiy Services staff can help with information and referrals, as well as provide assistance with Social security, prescription drug assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, and more!
Benefit Access Program (Formerly Circuit Breaker)
- License Plate Discount, standard license plate fee becomes $24.
- 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.
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)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income clients pay home heating energy bills (electric and natural gas). Please call for more details on when the proram will start and what documents are required.
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI)
Do you have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, as well as Medicaid with no spend down? If so and you are aged 21 or older, you are eligible for the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) that allows you to access all of your benefits in one plan.
MMAI covers prescription drugs, nursing home services, and certain services to help people stay in their homes through the Community Care Program, Home Services Program, or Supportive Living Facilities. It also includes services such as dental, vision, and transportation services and may include benefits for OTC medications, gym memberships, and incentives for receiving preventative healthcare services. All MMAI plans also include care coordination, which can help with managing chronic health conditions and scheduling appointments.
MMAI plans will not cost more than your regular Medicare and Medicaid coverage and most plans will cover all services at no cost to you.
The Township’s Senior Services and Disability Services staff are certified Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors and are able to help walk you through your options with MMAI. Call us at 847-884-0030 to schedule an appointment today. All appointments can be done over the phone.
Temporary Parking Placards for Persons with Disabilities
Persons with Disabilities Temporary Parking Placards are issued by Disability Services. A temporary placard is valid for three months. If you require a six-month temporary placard, you can obtain up to two three-month placards in our office. You will need to get a new application signed at the end of six months. You must provide an application signed by a doctor. If a 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 two 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) persons with disabilities 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.
Note: Please be sure to print both pages of Parking Placard Application