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Sonoma County Bar Association

Sonoma County Superior Court

California Courts On-line Self-Help Center
This Web site will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.

Social Security Online
Provides helpful information to frequently asked questions about Social Security including how to report a death and obtain survivor benefits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes) that is designed to help aged, blind and disabled people, who have little or no income and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

You may apply for a federal tax identification number for an estate online,,id=102767,00.html

Information for the personal representative (Executor or Successor Trustee) of an Estate, See IRS publication 559