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    Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Program Online Application

    The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) application is live!

    1. Go to and learn more about the DEI Program.
    2. Complete the starter or full online application.

    Disability Employement Initiative LogoThis program is for Illinois residents:

    • With a disability
    • Between the ages of 14-64.
      • Ages 18-64 for the following counties: Lake, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Williamson
      • Ages 14-24 for the following counties: DuPage, Northern Cook

    As part of this program you will receive updates and information to help you reach your career, training and employment goals. This includes information for:

    • Employment Search
    • Training
    • Financial Counseling and Assistance
    • Support Services


  •  System Account
    Tim fitzpatrick
    I am a disabled vet and would like to know more about this program.
  •  System Account
    Syed Ahmed Shoaa
    I have multiple disabilities. I am a resident of DuPage county and 60 years and 7 months old. Am i eligible for program?
  •  System Account
    Jeff Thoele
    I'm disabled. I would like to have a job. I don't drive. I live in Flora, Il.
  •  System Account
    steven f cohn
    I need help in searching for an occupation I can be successful in. I only have 15 hours/week job as an personal assistant now.
  •  System Account
    Natasha Telger
    Please go to and complete the starter application. This will let you know if you are eligible for the program based on your ZIP Code. If so, a career planner from the local area will contact you to discuss the program in more detail.
  •  System Account
    Natasha Telger
    Currently the age eligibility requirement for DEI in DuPage county is 16-24 years old. However there are other providers in the area that may be able to provide assistance. Use the service locator in Illinois workNet to find local partners.
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    Natasha Telger
    The program is not currently offered in Clay county. However, Illinois workNet has a job search tool ( as well as a service locator tool ( Service providers in your local area my be able to provide transportation assistance.
  •  System Account
    Natasha Telger
    Illinois workNet has a variety of career exploration, training, and job search preparation resources. Go to and use the user guides to to provide guidance and resources for exploring careers, finding training, and finding a job.
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