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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/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/IHDA/obtain-foreclosure-assistance
Obtain Foreclosure Assistance
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The Illinois Hardest Hit Fund® program provides mortgage assistance to homeowners who have experienced at least a 15 percent income reduction due to a qualifying hardship event and who meet the eligibility criteria.
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/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/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/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/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/ICC/comed-energy-assistance
ComEd Energy Assistance
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Information on utility financial assistance
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/homeless-assistance
Obtain Homelessness Prevention Assistance
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The Homeless Prevention Program provides assistance and supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness or are currently homeless.
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/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/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/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/beaches
Private and Public Beaches
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To prevent illnesses associated with swimming at Illinois beaches, each licensed beach is inspected annually to determine that required safety features are in place and there are no sources of possible pollution such as sewage discharges. These inspections are done either by the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department, or, in Chicago, by the Chicago Park District. The Department also requires that each of the 335 licensed public beaches be sampled every two weeks to determine that bacterial levels in the water are within limits established in the Swimming Facility Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 820). The maximum E. coli level allowed – 235 colony-forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100mL) – is based on guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for recreational waters.
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.