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ABE Benefits

The State of Illinois’ Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) now has features to help you manage your benefits and appeals online, anytime.

The Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) at is the State of Illinois’ Official website for applying for and managing Medical, SNAP and Cash benefits.

  1. Use the Check if I Should Apply button to answer a few questions and find out if you are likely to be eligible for benefits
  2. Use Apply for Benefits to submit an application for benefits and upload supporting documents
  3. If you have an existing case or submitted an application, use Manage My Case (MMC) to do things like check the status of that application, view benefit details, report a change, renew benefits, upload documents, and link to the online appeals portal.
The ABE Appeals portal allows a customer to appeal a benefit decision at  This includes appealing a benefit decision made by a Managed Care Organization (MCO) by requesting a State Fair Hearing.

Visit the ABE Customer Support Page for a complete list of resources including an ABE User Guide, ABE Appeals Guide, instructions on setting up Manage My Case, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and more.

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