I-PASS Assist

 

Everything you need to know about I-PASS Assist

The Illinois Tollway’s I-PASS Assist program is now providing more assistance than ever, helping income-eligible individuals and families realize the benefits of I-PASS.

The Benefits of I-PASS…

  • Passenger vehicles save 50% on tolls 
  • Easily manage vehicles and travel costs 
  • Seamless travel on the Illinois Tollway

… are easier than ever to attain and retain with I-PASS Assist.

  • Open an account with as little as $4 in prepaid tolls 
  • No transponder deposit required - a $10 savings 
  • Automatic account replenishments as low as $4 on low balances
  • Past and future fee dismissal
  • $20 Gift Card upon enrollment (while supplies last) 

 

 


 

Differences Between I-PASS and I-PASS Assist

 I-PASSvsI-PASS Assist
Minimum Initial Payment$20 prepayment + $10 deposit $4 prepayment + No deposit
Replenishment Minimum$10 $4
Enrollment IncentiveNone $20 gift card 
Invoice Fees$3 per unpaid toll  Eligible for dismissal

 

Qualifications

To be eligible for enrollment in I-PASS Assist, household income must not exceed 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines as verified by the Illinois Department of Revenue.

 

Family Size2021 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)I-PASS Assist Eligible (250% FPL)
1$12,880$32,200
2$17,420$43,550
3$21,960$54,900
4$26,500$66,250
5$31,040$77,600
6$35,580$88,950

 

Why I-PASS Assist?

Due to up-front costs and ongoing financial responsibilities required of customers to both obtain and keep I-PASS accounts in good standing, too often it is those who can least afford it who are unable to obtain or retain these benefits.

It is for this reason, the Illinois Tollway expanded the Tollway’s I-PASS Assist program, to enable more customers to attain and retain the benefits of I-PASS, while implementing additional measures intended to mitigate the disparate impact that transportation costs have on low income households.

 

How Will it Work?

Through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Revenue, the Illinois Tollway is able to verify the eligibility of households via a secure web form that requires minimal information to determine if household income falls below the required threshold.

Once a customer qualifies, the Tollway works directly with the customer to provide a transponder and set up their account. And thereafter, the Tollway will work with customers to keep their accounts in good standing so those struggling have a better chance of retaining the benefits of I-PASS!

 

Where will customers be able to sign up?

Customers may fill out our encrypted, secure form on our website. The application can be found here.