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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GAC/short-term-guardian
Short-term Guardian Form
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Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may appoint in writing, without court approval, a short-term guardian of the disabled person to take over the guardian's duties, to the extent provided in Section 11a-18.3, each time the guardian is unavailable or unable to carry out those duties. A short-term guardian appointed by the guardian shall have authority to act as guardian of the disabled person for a cumulative total of 60 days during any 12 month period. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDVA/access-state-benefits-veterans
Access State Benefits for Veterans
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The State of Illinois is committed to making sure that their military heroes and families receive the benefits they rightfully deserve when they return home. In addition to the federal benefits available, Illinois has a number of its own benefits for the states veterans and family members.
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/HFS/Child-Support-Account
Child Support Account Services
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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/IDPH/ambulatory-surgical-treatment-dir
IDPH Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Directory
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IDPH regulates Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers - institutions or buildings devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of facilities for the performance of surgical procedures, as evidenced by use of the facilities by physicians, podiatrists or dentists in the performance of surgical procedures that constitutes more than 50 percent of the activities at that location.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/assisted-living-listing
Assisted Living and Shared Housing Licensed Establishments Listing
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A list of licensed facilities that provide assisted living and shared housing functionality. Listed are the number of units, whether they provide Alzheimer and adult day care.
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/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.
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/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/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/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/DCEO/community-services
Illinois Community Services Search
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The Illinois Department of Commerce administers several programs and services that are designed to strengthen Illinois communities, improve energy efficiency, build neighborhoods, and create opportunities.
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/ICC/ameren-energy-assistance
Ameren Energy Assistance
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Consumer Services: Educate consumers on utility issues, help resolve customer/utility disputes Transportation: Oversees trucking insurance and registration, railroad safety, relocation and safety towing, household goods moving companies
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/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/GAC/disability-complaint-form
Disability Complaint Form
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The Human Rights Authority exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities. ​The Human Rights Authority assures confidentiality to the extent possible under the conditions of an investigation of rights violations. Please list in detail your complaint or complaints.  If you have more than one complaint, please list them numerically. Completion of this complaint form is not a requirement of a complaint to be investigated; however, the information that you provide will assist the HRA during the review of potential case acceptance.
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/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.