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Estate Planning (Wills, Living Wills, POA’s)

Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic - Elder Law Clinic
(Sept., Oct., Nov.) other months on limited basis.  Low income & >60 yrs. old requirement.)
319 W. State St.                                  
Rockford, IL 61101                  
(815)962-9980

PSLS (Prairie State Legal Services)
303 North Main St., #600
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 965-2902
(800) 892-2985

Self Help Center at the Courthouse
400 W. State St., Rm 304 in Law Library
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 319-4526
Navigator available: 9am-4pm M, Tu, W; 9am-3pm Th; 8am-3pm F
~Self Help Manual # 17 – Durable Power of Attorney

Web sites:
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
~Video -  “Estate Planning”
- Life Planning Video: "Senior Citizen Legal Issues and Rights"
%7eForms- “Durable Power of Attorney for Property”
 “Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care”
"Living Will Declaration"
"Notice of Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney"
"Letter of Resignation of Agent for Power of Attorney"
~Article regarding Wills, Trusts and Estates

How to Settle an Estate After Someone Dies:
www.illinoislegalaid.org
~Article regarding settling an estate after someone dies

Information for Seniors / Elder Law

NIAAA (Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging)
2576 Charles Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
(815) 226-4901

Elder Abuse

VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) Protective Services – Rockford Health System
(815) 971-3502 (8a.m. – 5p.m.)
or, 24-hour HOTLINE 1-866-800-1409

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling
(815) 636-9811 – 24 hour crisis line

Nursing Home/Assisted Living

Illinois Department of Public Health
Hotline 1-800-252-4343

Catholic Charities Long Term Care
Ombudsman Program
1-815-966-5300
1-800-369-0895

Disability Services

RAMP
County offices:
Boone County  815-544-8404
DeKalb County  815-756-3202
Stephenson County 815-233-1128
Winnebago County 815-968-7467

Eldercare Locator
(800) 677-1116

Lifescape
(815) 319-4526

Web Sites:

http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
~video- Life Planning Video:
“Senior Citizen legal Issues & Rights”
“Estate Planning”
“Guardianship of Adult”

http://public.findlaw.com/

http://www.consumerlaw.org/advice/content/consumer_info_content.html 

This web site has free brochures on Consumer Information for Seniors re:
 Debt Collection Harassment 
 Bankruptcy   
 Home Improvement scams  
 Foreclosure   
 Credit Cards
 Medical Debt
 Nursing Facility Resident Protection
 Utility Service Disconnection
Also has broad range of legal and governmental resources, including listings of attorneys and law firms and federal and state resources.

Social Security

Social Security Administration Office
502 E. Jefferson
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-4322
(800) 325-0778

Web Sites:
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
~Video - Public Benefits:
“Social Security & Disability Law”

Sweepstakes Scams

Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline
Chicago: (800) 386-5438
Springfield: (800) 243-0618
Carbondale: (800) 243-0607
Spanish Hotline: (866) 310-8398
ID Theft: (866) 999-5630

Web Sites:
http://public.findlaw.com
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
%7eArticles on Consumer Fraud
http://www.consumerlaw.org/advice/content/consumer_info_content.html  - Consumer Education Brochures can be downloaded free of charge.

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