Illinois Driver License or State ID:

In order to obtain an Illinois State ID, you need to visit a Secretary of State Facility.
Chicago Central - Secretary of State Facility 100 W. Randolph Chicago, IL 60601312-793-1010  Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

The ID card is valid for 5 years and is issued for a fee of $20.
List of required documentation in order to obtain a state ID card:


Information on Social Security for Prisoners - PDF Download


Social Security Card: 800-772-1213

Online application:
In order to apply or renew your social security card, you need to fill out the application.
You can either mail your completed application or bring it to a local SSA Office. Make sure to supply all necessary documents when applying.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.



Health Insurance


AARP  888-687-2277
AARP Medicare Supplement plans are insured and sold by private insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare to help limit the out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Parts A and B. Supplement plans can help pay for some or all of the costs not covered by Original Medicare — things like coinsurance and deductibles.


Medicaid 800-843-6154
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are joint federal/state programs. 
Medicaid eligibility criteria vary from state to state. Many states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income adults. If you are unsure if you might qualify for Medicaid, you should apply.
You might be eligible depending on your household income, family size, age, disability, and other factors. You must be a United States (U.S.) citizen, a U.S. national, or have a satisfactory immigration status to be eligible for full benefits. 


Medicare 800-633-4227
Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease). 


Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)  800-252-8966
The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.