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Illinois Department of Human Services (formerly Public Aid)
Family Community Resource Center of McDonough County
1026 E. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4127,
FAX: (309) 837-1659
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Eligibility:Programs have financial eligibility and other requirements as described below.
Area Served:McDonough County residents. Residents of other counties may call the DHS Helpline at 800-843-6154 and Health Benefits Hotline at 800-226-0768. TTY:866-675-8400. For a faster and official response from DHS and all its programs you can e-mail:
Services Provided:In addition to cash assistance, food stamps, and medical programs, the office provides access to many other programs and services for the residents of Illinois. Our staff will help you find services from other DHS divisions, other state agencies, and from your local community. Some of the services that you may apply for through the McDonough County Office are:

Cash Assistance - TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is available for those who meet both income and asset guidelines. Cash Grants for the Aged, Blind & Disabled are available to those who meet income & asset guidelines.

Medicaid - Medical assistance is available for the Aged, Blind & Disabled that meet income & asset guidelines. Medical assistance is available for Pregnant Women and Families with children under the age of 19 that meet Income guidelines. (Assets are not considered for Family Medical).

Food Stamps - The USDA Food Stamp, LINK, program is available to all Illinois residents who meet income and asset guidelines.

Child Care - Applications are available for childcare administered through Child Care Resource & Referral. Eligibility is based on income & need for child care services. See Child Care section in this directory.
Comments:Applications are available on a daily basis. Most applications require an interview. Call the local office to obtain the current schedule for Walk-In Intake. Interviews can be completed by the phone for medical applications and when hardship requirements are met.
Last updated: 2015-05-18

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