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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 receive 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/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/DHS/pregnancy-parenting-assistance
Pregnancy & Parenting Assistance
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Whether you are thinking about having children someday, are a mom-to-be, or already have children, find information and learn about programs that may help you as you navigate these important stages in your life.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DHS/disability-rehabilitation-services-application
Disability Rehabilitation Services Application
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Refer yourself or someone else for disability rehabilitation services
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/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/IDPH/home-health-agencies-dir
Home Health Agencies Directory
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Home Health Agencies are public agencies or private organizations that provide skilled nursing services and at least one other home health service.  The services provided to a person at his or her residence are accordance to a plan of treatment for illness or infirmity prescribed by a physician or podiatrist.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GAC/declaration-mental-health-treatment
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
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This is an advance directive. An adult of sound mind may put into writing his or her preferences regarding future mental health treatment. The preferences may include consent or refusal of mental health treatment and may be stated on the forms provided.Please see below disclaimer.**
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/GAC/poa-health-care
Short Form Power of Attorney-Health Care
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Advanced Directive: The State of Illinois recognizes the right of adults to control all aspects of his or her personal care and medical treatment, including the right to decline medical treatment or to direct that it be withdrawn, even if death ensues. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf in regard to health care matters if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/AGE/benefit-access-program
Benefit Access Program
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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/GAC/poa-property
Short Form Power of Attorney-Property
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Advanced Directive: The State of Illinois recognizes the right of adults to appoint an agent to make property decisions for them. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**
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/IHDA/rental-property-listing-registration
Rental Property Listing Registration
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Property owners and managers, including Housing Authorities and private landlords, can use Ilhousingsearch.org to manage their property listings free of charge. Property owners can register and manage their listings online or via phone and fax.
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/IHDA/find-place-rent
Find a Place to Rent
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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/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/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/DOI/file-insurance-complaint
File a Consumer Insurance Complaint
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You can file a complaint with IDOI against an insurance company or producer/agent. IDOI ensures that insurance companies, HMOs, producers/agents selling insurance in Illinois, and other regulated entities follow state insurance laws. The Department protects consumers by providing assistance and information and investigates complaints about insurance companies and producers.
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/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/DHS/cash-food-stamps-assistance
Cash and Food Stamps Assistance (SNAP)
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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. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.
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.