The Illinois Department on Aging says that as of January 1st, it's using new, higher income limits to determine eligibility for the state's Benefit Access Program.

If you're unfamiliar, the Illinois Department on Aging's Benefit Access Program includes discounts on license plates, the Seniors Ride Free Benefit and the Persons with Disability Free Transit Ride Benefit.

Previous state guidelines said that your income level had to be at or below $27,610, but the new guidelines have changed the qualification number to $33,562 in annual income.

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