SCIL also offers assistance in applying for Social Security or Public Assistance benefits. To many, the application process for these programs can be quite intimidating. SCIL can aid in the initial application process and the first appeal. So many times just wording things correctly on the application and/or providing appropriate and sufficient documentation makes all the difference. Often, if a second appeal is necessary, consumers are referred to attorneys who handle Social Security cases and who only charge a percentage if benefits are awarded.
For more information, contact Dave Munroe, Independent Living Specialist, 217 523-2587 v/tty.