What to Bring to Your Financial Counseling Visit

The below is a general list of items that you may need during the application process. If you are unsure whether or not an item applies to your application, please schedule a time to meet with a financial counselor by calling 630.6574.

  • Valid state-issued photo operator's license or ID card
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Copy of Medicate, Medicaid/HIP card or award letter
  • Proof of Marion County residency
    • Utility bills
    • Mortgage
    • Current lease
  • Proof of income
    • Pay check stub from past three months plus current month of current statement from employer on company letterhead with current gross income
    • Current statement from INET (WorkOne) if unemployed
    • Social Security or SSI/SSDI award letter (Call 1.800.772.1213 for replacement)
    • Past two years' annual tax returns
    • Verification of pension or retirement benefits
    • Last three months of complete bank statements for all accounts
    • Verification of student loans or grants
    • Divorce decree
    • Verification of any other income
    • Receipts of child support payments
  • Statement of support from person(s) providing room and board with his/her name, address and what is being provided
  • Vehicle title and/or registration
  • Life insurance policies
  • Proof of dependents
    • Social Security card or birth certificate
    • Tax records with dependents listed
    • Court-ordered guardianship or custody papers
    • Documentation of pregnancy
  • Additional information
    • Current food stamp award letter
    • Current trustee assistance - poor relief award letter
    • Current homeless shelter residency verification