Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker)

Effective July 1, 2012, Illinois Cares Rx was terminated and the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief Grant was eliminated due to the lack of funding.

The benefits now available are:

  • Seniors Free Transit Ride
  • The Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
  • Secretary of State License Plate Discount

To be determined eligible for these benefits, you must submit a Benefit Access Application on the Internet. Paper applications are not available.

Once your application is approved you may print an eligibility certificate to take to your local transit authority or Secretary of State Office. If you have a transit card that is good through December 31, 2013, you may continue to use it until it expires.  Please check the website at anytime to determine your application status.

We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this transition and welcome you to the Benefit Access Program.

If you have questions or would like to locate a Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP) site near you for assistance, contact the Senior HelpLine at 800-252-8966, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY).