Benefit Assistance Programs 

In order to promote quality of life, sense of autonomy, and self-sufficiency of our low-income and limited English proficient Korean and other immigrant seniors and disabled, culturally and linguistically appropriate services are provided by bi-lingual staff by assisting clients with every step from resource gathering to application process. The program is funded by TCLIP through AgeOptions under Older American Acts III-B, IFRP through ICIRR under IDHS Immigration Service Line Items, and SHIP. 

Provided Application Assistance Services: Benefit Access Program, Senior Property Tax Exemption, Medicare and Medicaid, Prescription Part D, SSI and SSA Benefits, Government Subsidized Housing, Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit, Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride, Secretary of State License Plate Discount, SNAP (Food Stamp), Translation and Interpretation, LIHEAP (Energy Saving), Referral Services and others.

Federal and State Insurance Program

HFA serves pregnant women, children and their parents by linking them to Illinois’ health care programs; Moms & Babies, All Kids, and Family Care, which provide comprehensive and affordable health care coverage for the under- or uninsured children and their parents. Application and primary care doctor selection assistance are provided at both Chicago and Suburban Offices.

Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Hanul serves over 3,000 low-income families each year to help pay for their light and gas bills as an energy intake site for the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA). Seniors and low-income families that are not only Koreans, but also non-Korean neighbors of our community can receive application assistance during open enrollment period. Click here to view this year's program guideline. Please call our office locations to make an appointment for LIHEAP applications.

Other programs: Share The Warmth, ComEd Hardship

Call us today to make an appointment with one of our benefit specialists:
Chicago Office: 773-478-8851
Mt. Prospect Office: 847-439-5195
Lake Office: 847-393-7488

Nutrition Programs

Congregate Meal Programs


On August 1, 2000, HFA launched its first congregate meal service in an effort to relieve hunger, provide nutritional needs, and offer socio-cultural support for Chicago’s Korean seniors. Through the lunch program, HFA helps seniors overcome alienation by providing opportunities to find social support, camaraderie, and a deeper sense of community. Today both the Chicago and Mt. Prospect Offices provide daily nutritious hot Korean meals Monday thru Friday for over 200 seniors residing both in the city and the northern suburbs. Anyone whose age is 60 and over, disabled and their caregivers can enjoy the program with a nominal suggested donation. The program is funded by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services-Senior Service and AgeOptions under Older American Acts III-C. If you're interested in receiving the weekly menu, please email to receptionsub@hanulusa.org

Jan and March 2019 Menu


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Feb 2019 Menu



Home Delivery Meal Program


Nutritious Korean meals are delivered to home bound seniors that are unable to prepare meals on their own at their home. In order to qualify, you must be 60 and older and a resident of Schaumburg and Elk Grove Township (Rolling Meadows. Schaumburg, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect). Program is funded by AgeOptions and please contact our Mt. Prospect office for more questions. Contact Mira Lee for more information at 847-439-5195 ext.210.