28000 W. Cuba Road 
(847) 381-1924    Email

Senior Services

Lending Closet

Cuba Township’s Lending Closet provides orthopedic items including walkers, canes, and wheelchairs to Cuba Township residents. Items are lent at no charge. Please call the Township office at 847-381-1924 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Handicapped Parking Placard Application

Available at the Township office.  Once approved by a physician, the Township can provide a temporary parking placard for up to 90 days.  If a permanent card is required, obtain a temporary placard from the Township, then mail the application to the Secretary of State’s Office for a permanent placard.

Application

R.T.A. Rider Resources

Effective January 18, 2022, RTA launched Fare Programs Online, a web-based online customer portal that allows residents with disabilities and seniors to apply for, replace, and renew Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permits. The portal can be accessed at Fares.RTAChicago.org. This marks the first time these services are available online. Mail-in and in-person services remain an option for those who cannot or prefer not to use the web portal.

Senior Reduced Fare Permits

RTA issued Reduced Fare Permits allow seniors and persons with qualifying disabilities to ride at a reduced rate on CTA, Metra, and Pace buses and trains.

To qualify, applicants must provide:

  • A completed application
  • A copy of a government-issued picture identification card that verifies your age (driver’s license, state of Illinois ID card, alien registration card, or passport).
  • A wallet-sized color photo of yourself that is approximately 2″ square. Please do not wear a hat, scarf, or sunglasses in the photo. The Township will take complimentary photos for residents and charge a $5 fee for non-residents.

Applicants receive permits in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

R.T.A. Rider Resources

Senior Ride Free Permits

Older adults and people with disabilities who are enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s *Benefit Access Program are eligible to ride free on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace fixed-route services. This program is administered by the Illinois Department on Aging. The income levels for eligibility range from $33,562 or less for an individual, $44,533 for a two-person household, and $55,500 for a household of three or more people. Learn more about the Benefit Access Program, eligibility,  and how to file online.

To qualify for the Ride Free Permit, applicants must provide:

  • Proof of enrollment in the Illinois Benefit Access Program. Click here to learn more about the Benefit Access Program and how to apply online.
  • A completed application
  • A copy of a government-issued picture identification card that verifies your age (driver’s license, state of Illinois ID card, alien registration card, or passport).
  • A wallet-sized color photo of yourself that is approximately 2″ square. Please do not wear a hat, scarf, or sunglasses in the photo. The Township will take complimentary photos for residents and charge a $5 fee for non-residents.

Learn more about the Illinois Benefit Access Program at  www.illinois.gov/aging/ or call 1-800-252-8966.

*If you are qualified for the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program, you are also eligible for a discount on your license plates (one vehicle).

Ride Lake County Launches May 1, 2022

Lake County’s new countywide paratransit service called “Ride Lake County” is set to launch on May 1, 2022. Seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities that are interested in using the new service are encouraged to register by calling the Pace Call Center at 1-800-201-6446.

Registering early for Ride Lake County will allow riders to begin scheduling trips on or after May 1 when the service begins. Seniors must provide their date of birth at registration, and individuals with disabilities must provide their RTA Reduced Fare Permit number at registration. Learn more

For additional information about Ride Lake County, view these resources:

Half-Fare Taxi Program

Service available for Cuba Township residents 65 years-of-age or older. The Township will subsidize half of your taxi fare up to $10.00.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Sign up for this program at the Township office.
  • Provide a copy of a government-issued picture identification card that verifies your age (driver’s license, state of Illinois ID card, alien registration card, or passport).

Property Tax Relief for Seniors

Cuba Township is a proud sponsor of the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA). BACOA provides a host of senior programs you may enjoy. We encourage you to visit the BACOA website.

Cuba Township

28000 W. Cuba Road
Barrington, IL 60010

Office Hours:  M–F 9am–4pm

Township Phone:  (847) 381-1924
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Assessor Phone:  (847) 381-1120
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