CHICAGO – A measure supported by state Rep. Fran Hurley will reduce vehicle registration costs to $10 for low-income older adults and persons with disabilities starting Jan. 1.
“Particularly for older adults who are living on a fixed income, we should be doing what we can to lower costs,” Hurley said. “In an era of inflation, this will help some of our older adults save a few bucks.”
Hurley voted for the bipartisan House Bill 5304, which reduces the cost of a vehicle registration from $24 to $10 for eligible older adults 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. Older adults must be age 65 or above.
Before going to the Secretary of State, older adults who may be eligible should apply through the Benefit Access Program administered by the Illinois Department on Aging. Residents may call the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-252-8966 or visit https://ilaging.illinois.gov/benefitsaccess.html.