SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, wants to see vehicle registration costs reduced to $10 for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities.
“The pandemic in particular has been rough on older residents, we should be doing what we can to help them,” Vella said. “Many of our seniors are on a fixed income, let’s try to save them some money.”
Vella sponsored and voted for House Bill 5304, which simply reduces the cost of a vehicle registration from $24 to $10 for eligible seniors and persons with disabilities. Eligibility depends on income, with households containing one person limited to an income threshold of $33,562; households with two residents at $44,533; and households with three or more people at $55,500. Seniors must be age 65 or older.
House Bill 5304 is currently under consideration in the Senate.
“If seniors are interested in learning about other programs that can save them money, they should give my office a call at 815-329-6741,” Vella said. “For those who can no longer drive, we can see if they are eligible to sign up for the Benefit Access Program and receive free public transit rides. We’re here to help.”