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FEDERAL

Copyright OfficeRegister a copyright; record a document;search copyright records; learn about licensing

Government BenefitsInformation on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs; pre-screening questionnaire for potential eligibility for benefit programs

Government Grants–Find grant opportunities; apply for grants; track an application

IRS-Federal income tax forms and instructions; information for e-filing; tax refund status; etc.

Patent & Trademark Office–Patent basics and application process; trademark basics and application process; patent and trademark searches; patent and trademark tracking; filing fees and other payment explanation

Social Security Administration–Apply for benefits; check application status;  replace Social Security and Medicare cards; manage your information for change of address, direct deposit etc. ; as well as general information about benefits for employers and individuals.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services–Information and forms for filing for citizenship; green card and naturalization testing information; explanation of laws, etc.

USA.gov-The online guide to government information and services.  Contact information for government agencies and elected officials;  government service and information finder organized by topic.

ILLINOIS

All Kids – Apply online for comprehensive healthcare that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices

Benefit Access Programs (formerly Circuit Breaker) – Seniors free transit rides; senior license plate discount; persons with disabilities free transit rides

Department of Human Services – Apply for SNAP, WIC and other food assistance programs; information regarding programs available for persons with developmental disabilities; emergency services and hotline numbers.

Department of Revenue – Tax filing for individuals and businesses; track refunds; information and links for gaming, excise taxes, non-profit exemption numbers

Driver Information – New drivers, new to Illinois drivers and drivers license renewal information; vehicle title and registration forms; license plate guides

Employment Security – File for unemployment; unemployment taxes and reporting information for businesses; job search links

Medicaid –  Apply for benefits online; lists of service providers; explanation of benefits

Utility Bill Assistance –  Information to determine eligibility and links for community action agency locations