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Various Financial Assistance Programs
Aid to Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD):

Financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services available to individuals who have been determined to be aged, blind, or disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Service, 1026 East Jackson, Macomb, (309)833-4127.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF):

Financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services are available to families with one or more dependent children, and women or couples pregnant with their first child. Families applying for TANF must have one or more children living with them who are under age 19, or expecting a child. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

LINK Card/Food Assistance:

Provides financial supplement to the FOOD budget of low income households. This supplement, when combined with household's other income, allows the household to purchase a nutritionally adequate diet. Must meet income and asset guidelines. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

General Assistance (GA):

Designed to assist needy persons in meeting basic living expenses including the cost of necessary medical care and funeral and burial expenses. Basic living expenses include: food, shelter, utilities, transportation, clothing, personal essentials, and other expenses considered essential to health and well-being. Administered by Township Supervisors. (See General Assistance topic on separate page)


The medical assistance program provides comprehensive medical care to TANF and AABD recipients and to persons who meet family, aged, or disability guidelines and require assistance in meeting the cost of medical bills. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

Refugee/Repatriate Program (RRA):

Provides assistance to legally admitted refugees and United States citizens who have been returned by foreign governments. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI):

Financial assistance payments for income maintenance needs to aged, blind, and disabled persons. (1)Aged is defined as 65 and older. (2)Blind is defined as central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with use of corrective lenses or to visual field of 20 degrees or less. This area may cover people of any age, including children. (3)Disabled must meet same requirements as a disabled person under Social Security. For example, the individual must be unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted (or is expected to last) for 12 months or longer. Administered by Social Security Administration, 1-800-772-1213.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC):

This nutritional program works with pregnant mothers and children to the age of five. Administered by the McDonough County Health Department, (309)837-9951.

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