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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GAC/death-ward
Death of a Ward
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Form for a "Guardian of Person Use". Guardianship terminates upon death of the ward. A petition to notify the court of the ward's death and close the guardianship case is attached. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ICC/electric-utility-choices
Compare Your Electric Utility Choices
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Learn about electric competition and how to choose a supplier
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/HFS/child-support-disbursement
Child Support State Disbursement Unit Account Services
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This site provides information about child support disbursements. It allows users to print forms, get answers to frequently asked questions, view payments history and more. This is a secured portal for users of the illinois State Disbursement Unit System, which processes child support checks received from employers and non-custodial parents and disburses the funds via check, direct deposit or debit card to the receiving families.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/HFS/child-support-payments
View Child Support Payments
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This site directs child support clients into their accounts, address problems related to mailing addresses and apply for services. It is a secured portal. Note: Individuals do not need to be a Department of Human Services client to receive child support services.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GAC/probate-cook
Probate Forms - Cook County
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Various Probate Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/AGE/benefit-access-program
Benefit Access Program (formerly Circuit Breaker)
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Benefits for seniors and persons with disabilities, such as a fee discount on license plates and free rides on fixed-route transits. Eligibility is determined by age, disability, residency and income.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/TRE/icash
ICash
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The State Treasurer is holding 2.5 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/AGE/report-elder-abuse
Report Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)
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APS protects adults ages 60 or older and people with disabilities ages 18-59. Suspected abuse can be reported through the APS hotline. APS is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies; caseworkers receive reports, conduct investigations and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DOI/file-insurance-complaint
File a Consumer Insurance Complaint
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You can submit a complaint against a company or producer with DOI. Complaints are confidential records and will not be released to any person or organization except the policyholder, insured or enrollee who originated the complaint.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DCFS/become-foster-parent
Become a Foster Parent
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster parent. This will be one of the most rewarding and loving experiences you will ever have. Being a foster parent has its challenges , and we promise we will be here every step of the way to support you and your new family member.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/SRS/state-employees-pension-calculators
State Employees Pension Calculators
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SERS: SERS is a $15.6 billion public employee retirement system, serving over 158,000 members and beneficiaries of the states’ agencies and boards. SERS oversees efficient administration of retirement, disability, survivors’, death, and refund benefits payable to its members and beneficiaries. SERS also manages the retirement accounts of over 60,000 actively contributing employees by ensuring that such contributions are accurately accounted for. SURS: SURS administers disability, retirement, and survivor benefits for university and community college employees. Notify SURS when preparing for retirement, returning to work, or experiencing a life event (birth, marriage, civil union, divorce, death).
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDVA/veterans-service-office-locator
Veterans Service Office Locator
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Find the nearest Veteran Service Officer. Our VSO will assist you in navigating the complex web of services and benefits available to you and your family.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/youth-camps
Licensed Youth Camps
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State law requires the Department to annually inspect and license youth camps. The Youth Camp Act defines a youth camp as any parcel of land having the general characteristics and features of a camp as the term is generally understood, used wholly or in part for recreational or instructional purposes and accommodating, for profit or under philanthropic or charitable auspices, five or more children under 18 years of age, apart from their parents, relatives or legal guardians for a period of three or more consecutive days or five days during the calendar year or more. This site may be equipped with temporary or permanent buildings and may be operated as a day camp or as a resident camp. IDPH staff inspects the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, general sanitation, food service and water recreational facilities. IDPH also reviews camp construction plans and issues permits for new camps.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IHDA/rent-calculator
Rent Calculator
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ILHousingSearch.org provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DHS/snap-calculator
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Calculator
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. This tool will help you to determine if you are likely to receive SNAP.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/AGE/whatis-elder-abuse
What is Elder Abuse?
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Abuse takes many forms and, in most cases, victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment. Elder abuse can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse; confinement; passive neglect; willful deprivation; or financial exploitation.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DHS/food-assistance-wic
Food Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
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WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDFPR/physician-profile-search
Physician Profile Search
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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s mission is to utilize responsive, innovative, transparent, and efficient (R.I.T.E.) governance to create an ideal regulatory environment that (1) allows economic growth to flourish, and (2) effectively optimizes consumer choice.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/SOS/circuit-breaker-discount
Circuit Breaker License Plate Discount Refunds
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The Benefit Access Program Request allows reimbursement for those who are participating in the Benefit Access program for reimbursement with regard to license plates and sticker renewal.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/AGE/ship
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
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Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. The helpline can answer questions on Medicare, Medicaid, enrollment, drug plan information, and more.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ICC/lifeline
Lifeline and Link-Up Telephone Assistance Programs
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Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance to help pay for installation of telephone service and monthly charges for local phone service
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GAC/hr-volunteer-application
Human Rights Authority Volunteer Application
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The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled. There are nine Authorities, organized by geographic region, throughout the state. The Human Rights Authority is unique in its use of citizen volunteers to conduct these investigations and make corrective recommendations. As such, Regional Authorities are always seeking to fill vacancies as they occur as well as maintain a pool of potential volunteer members for times when the need arises.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IHDA/moving-cost-calculator
Moving Cost Calculator
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ILHousingSearch.org provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/AGE/ccp
Community Care Program (CCP)
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Older adults in Illinois ages 60+ who are eligible for Medicaid recieve services through the Community Care Program (CCP). This program is designed to prevent unnecessary intstitutionalization of older adults who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Core services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.