Illinois residents who have an application for asylum pending with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) or are victims of torture, may qualify for medical benefits.
To be eligible a person must meet one of the following two requirements:
Have an application for asylum pending before BCIS, or an appeal pending regarding a decision of asylum status before a court of competent jurisdiction. The person must be represented either by counsel, or by an advocate who is accredited by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and employed by a not-for-profit organization, in regard to that application or appeal.
Be receiving treatment services for torture victims from a federally funded torture treatment center that has been recognized by the Department.