Public Benefits & Assistance

  • FindHelp

    Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic


    All Kids

    All Kids is Illinois' program for children who need comprehensive, affordable, health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition. If your family, like many hardworking families, cannot afford private health insurance, All Kids may be the answer for you.


    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    DuPage County Community Services will accept applications for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) July 27, 2020 until June 30, 2021, or until funds are depleted. Households in need of energy assistance, especially those with disconnection notices, high past due balances, and the general population who have been impacted by wage fluctuations due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. 


    DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform

    DuPage Federation continues to monitor efforts by state and federal authorities that may temporarily change the rules for benefits. They will update information on their website as it becomes available.  


    Illinois Department of Economic Security (IDES)

    Federal benefit programs expired on September 4, 2021: learn more


    Illinois Department of Human Services

    • Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE): IDHS customers are encouraged to use the online portal or call the ABE Call Center at 1-800-843-6154.
    • Division of Rehabilitation Services: The Department of Rehabilitative Services' local offices are closed effective Thursday, March 19 with plans to re-open in early April. Vocational Rehabilitation or Home Services may be requested at the DRS website.


    DuPage County Health Department - WIC

    The Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and community referrals and vouchers for nutritious supplemental foods at no-cost to eligible pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women, infants and children living in DuPage County. Currently, you can enroll in WIC without going to a clinic. WIC families have an option to do phone-based WIC appointments, and complete online nutrition education. Call DuPage County Health Department for enrollment information at 630-682-7400.


    West Suburban Community Pantry

    The Pantry operates year-round with a goal that each eligible family in DuPage County, Bolingbrook, and Romeoville receives nutritionally balanced food, including meats, dairy, and fresh produce monthly. They are also registered as an emergency food pantry for Illinois. Visit their website or call 630-512-9921.


    Family Shelter Service

    If you or someone you know feels unsafe in a relationship, please call Family Shelter Services 24/7 Hotline 630-469-5650. They can help you with all domestic abuse services, including assistance with orders of protection.


    Social Security

    SSA Field Offices are closed to the public. Individuals may contact the SSA through their website or by calling toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).


    Information & Resources for Immigrants

    USCIS announced that they have suspended all in-person services until at least April 1. This includes interviews, biometrics appointments and naturalization ceremonies.  They will contact affected applicants and petitioners with instructions to reschedule appointments.  USCIS will continue to offer limited services for emergency situations.  Visit their website for more information.


    Resources for Persons with Disabilities

    Access Living has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources for persons with disabilities