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Appointments Being Taken for Illinois Circuit Breaker Program

PLOWS Council on Aging is making appointments to help seniors complete the Illinois Circuit Breaker application. Seniors wanting the Seniors Ride Free Transit Card must apply for Circuit Breaker to be eligible. Those who qualify also receive discounted license plate renewal and property tax grants. This program is open to seniors age 65 or older during 2012, and whose gross 2011 income was at or below $27,610 for one person, and $36,635 for two people.

Seniors whose income is less than $21,780 for one person and $29, 420 for two, qualify for the Illinois Cares RX portion of the program. IL Cares RX helps seniors with the cost of Medicare Part D and prescription drug expenses.

Seniors can register for a phone appointment and find out more about the Circuit Breaker program and IL Cares Rx by calling PLOWS at (708) 361-0219. PLOWS is a non-profit senior advocacy agency for Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth Townships, and does not charge for this service. Seniors living outside of these townships can call PLOWS for the number of their local agency.