Member Groups

Elder Law Links

Abuse and Neglect

An organization that provides useful information concerning abuse and neglect by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence at www.ilcadv.org. In addition, you can contact the Illinois Department on Aging at www.state.il.us/aging/.

Age and Disability Discrimination

There are several agencies and organizations that can be consulted for information on this topic. They include Illinois Human Rights Commission at www.state.il.us/ihrc, U.S. Department of Housing and Urbana Development (HUD) at www.hud.gov, National Employment Lawyers Association at www.nela.org, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at www.eeoc.gov.

Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD) State Supplemental Payments

For Internet access to Aid to the Aged, Blind, Disabled (AABD) State Supplemental Payments information, this website can be found at the Illinois Department of Human Services website at www.state.il.us/agency/dhs.

Direct Marketing Association

For help with problems with direct marketers, contact the website at www.the-dma.org.

Elder Abuse Hotline

To contact the Elder Abuse Hotline and access its services, contact www.elderabusecenter.org.

Federal Trade Commission

To contact the Consumer Response Center of the Federal Trade Commission, which deals with issues of identity theft, contact www.ftc.gov.

Food Stamp Program

For Internet access to Food Stamp Program information, the Food Stamp Program website can be found at Illinois Department of Human Services website at www.state.il.us/agency/dhs.

Guardianship of Adults

The Office of the State Guardian is a part of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, which has a very informative website at gac.state.il.us.

Health Insurance

For more information about long term care insurance and information about Illinois insurance carriers that provide long term care policies, contact the Illinois Department of Insurance at www.state.il.us/ins. For information about MediGap Insurance, contact the Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at www.medicare.gov.

Housing Issues for Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts a website dealing with housing issues for seniors at www.hud.gov/groups/seniors.cfm.

Medicaid

For Internet access to Medicaid information, the Medicaid website can be found at Illinois Department of Human Services at www.state.il.us/agency/dhs and the Illinois Department of Public Aid website at www.state.il.us/dpa.

Medicare

For Internet access to Medicare information, the Medicare website can be found at www.medicare.gov.

National Institute on Aging

To access the website of the National Institute on Aging, contact www.nia.nih.gov.

Nursing Homes

For Internet access to nursing home information, contact Equipped for Equality, Inc. at www.equipforequality.org and the Illinois Department of Public Health at www.idph.state.il.us.

Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (Circuit Breaker)

Application forms and more information can be found at the Illinois Department of Revenue website at www.revenue.state.il.us. In addition, the SeniorCare website has detailed information and online application forms at www.seniorcareillinois.com.

Prescription Drugs

The National Council of State Legislatures has a listing of prescription drug programs for low income seniors at www.ncsl.org/programs/health/drugaid.htm.

Property Tax - Circuit Breaker Program

Questions about the property tax relief program or obtain application forms, contact the Department of Revenue at www.revenue.state.il.us.

Public Utilities - LIHEAP

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible low income households pay Winter energy costs. For more information, contact www.commerce.state.il.us/com/lowincome/LIHEAP.htm.

Renter's Rights

To file charges of housing discrimination, contact the Illinois Department of Human Rights at www.state.il.us/dhr.

Reverse Mortgages

To find out more about reverse mortgages, contact HUD at or AARP at www.aarp.org/revmort.

SeniorCare (Senior Rx) Program

Detailed information about the Program and online application forms can be found at the SeniorCare website at www.seniorcareillinois.com.

Social Security

For Internet access to Social Security information, the Social Security website can be found at www.ssa.gov.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

For Internet access to Social Security information, the Social Security website can be found at www.ssa.gov.

Veterans Benefit Programs

For Internet access to Veterans Benefit Programs information, the Veterans Benefit Program website can be found at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at www.va.gov and at the National Veterans Legal Services Project website at www.nvlsp.org.

Wired Seniors

To access a portel to dozens of sights of interest to seniors providing links to discussions and bulletin boards, discounts in shopping, travel, and other information, contact www.wiredseniors.com.

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