Advocacy and Legal Services
SAIL offers individuals with disabilities, family members, and other interested parties assistance and advocacy related to benefit and entitlement programs, community services, and other local, state, or federal programs. Services include advocacy and assistance with Social Security applications and appeals, and applications and appeals concerning State and local resources (including Personal Care services, home health aide services, in-home nursing, homemaker services, public assistance, food stamps, early Intervention services, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, transportation, Medicaid waivers, etc.). Where necessary, assistance and advocacy is provided for informal appeals, fair hearings, and administrative law reviews. In addition, advocacy and assistance is provided for children of school age concerning the CSE process and meetings, as well as for issues involving IDEA, FAPE, transition planning, Work-Study, and other school-related services. Assistance and advocacy are also provided for individuals who choose to access services through VESID, CBVH, OMRDD, OMH, SOFA, DOT, Hospice, and other state and local agencies.
Call for information
Walk in or call to apply, or apply via web/Internet. Individual, family member, or other interested party contacts SAIL and meets with or schedules an appointment to work with an advocate. No referral is needed.