Medical assistance for people age 65+, blind, or disabled. This program is often used to finance nursing home care after an individual’s life savings have been exhausted. Use the following link to view eligibility information for immigrants and foreign nationals. All SSI income is disregarded. Any non-SSI income over the limits will be counted as a spend down amount. Apply at a county office of the Illinois Dept. of Human Services or through the ABE website online. The applicant must meet the eligibility guidelines below.
- 1 person household, $1,240 income per month and $17,500 countable assets
- 2 person household, $1,668 income per month and $17,500 countable assets
- Add $542 for each additional person
Up to $20 of income may be disregard.
The monthly income limits are 100% of the poverty level. These figures may change if the poverty level changes.
Source in IL: WAG 25-03-02-(2)
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