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Medicaid for Immigrant Seniors

In December 2020, the state of Illinois created a program to expand health insurance coverage to low-income immigrant seniors, the program is similar to Medicaid and is called Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors. This program is free and has no premiums or copays.

Who qualifies for this program?

How do you apply?

You can apply for the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors program online at www.ABE.illinois.gov [1], by calling the ABE Customer Call Center at 1-800-843-6154, or by mail using either the online Paper Application or a requested paper application (request by calling the same ABE number above). The Department of Human Services (DHS) processes the applications.

Documentation requirements will vary case-by-case, but the following documents are required for virtually all applicants: proof of IL residency, proof of income from all sources in the past month, and proof of assets.*

*Note: There is no resource limit during the COVID-19 pandemic


Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors Explainer [2]

Beneficios para inmigrantes mayores video explicativo [3]

Resource Guide

Health Benefits for Immigrants Seniors [4]