Independent Living Resource Center
Benefits Assistance

When people find that they are unable to work because of their disability/ies. ILRC can help consumers in this situation with Benefits Planning assistance in the following ways:


We can assist you in assessing which benefits program is appropriate for you and then filing initial SSI or SSDI applications. State Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance Benefits can be explained as well.


We can help you file an appeal, if your initial Social Security application is denied.

We can explain the Social Security Work Incentives program if you wish to enter or re-enter the work force, and we can further support you in communicating with an employer, educating co-workers and requesting  accommodations.


We will refer you, when appropriate, to the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Networks for the Ticket to Work program.


To find your nearest office, click here.