BELLEVILLE, Ill. – With recent news of a newly established method enabling disabled persons to more easily renew handicap parking placards, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is offering praise to the streamlined process.
“Many of us don’t consider the myriad of challenges and bureaucracy with the services rightfully provided to those who are disabled,” Hoffman said. “With the help of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, disabled persons are now eligible to renew handicap parking placards at the time of their medical visits, which helps to expedite the process in a more efficient and secure fashion.”
The new process, established by the Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, allows disabled persons to be eligible to renew their parking placards through direct consultation with medical personnel while receiving services. Medical staff assisting in the process will now be able to complete all of the necessary information and report back to the Secretary of State’s office for processing. Additionally, medical professionals must also provide licensing criteria on the electronic application which is vetted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
“We should take every step necessary to make sure that Illinoisans who are living with a disability or need services after a recent medical appointment have proper and easy access,” said Hoffman. “This new process moves us forward to meet the needs of those living with disabilities, and makes necessary state services much more convenient.”
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