The Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) at abe.illinois.gov, is the State of Illinois' official website for applying for and managing Medical, SNAP and cash benefits.

ABE Application

  • Use the Check if I Should Apply button to answer a few questions
    and find out if you are likely eligible for benefits
  • Use Apply for Benefits to submit an application for benefits and upload supporting documents
  • If you have an existing case, use Manage My Case (MMC) to submit renewals, report changes and monitor the status of your benefits, including:

-  Upload documents

-  View notices and benefit details

-  View and reschedule upcoming appointments

-  File and manage appeals


ABE Appeals Portal

You can use ABE to appeal a benefit decision or request a fair hearing at abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/appeals

ABE Resources

Troubleshooting Tips

I can't reach ABE or get errors when using ABE

My Manage My Case information in does not look correct

I forgot my ABE user name or password


Contact Us:

If you have a question about ABE or encounter a problem not addressed by the Troubleshooting Tips, send an e-mail to abe.questions@illinois.gov.  Send as much information about the question or problem as possible, including:

  • Your name
  • Your ABE User ID
  • Your Case or Application Number (if available)
  • Your Phone Number where Customer Can Be Reached
  • Your Email
  • A description of the question or problem
  • Time and date the problem occurred
  • Page in ABE you were working on