The Public Benefits Practice Group assists clients with many distinct issues.
If eligible for services, clients may receive advice, brief services, and/or direct-representation depending on the circumstances of their case.
Public Benefits Services
ICLS's Public Benefits Team assists with issues regarding State and County benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Cessations (Loss of Benefits) and Overpayments.
- When benefits are stopped; you may be eligible to receive a waiver, depending on circumstances.
If you are denied benefits, (see list below), we may be able to help you appeal the decision.
- General Relief
The Public Benefits Team assists with General Relief issues and disputes, as well as County Assistance Loans – Usually received when going through the disability process; if you are successful in receiving the benefits, the county will want that money back.
The Public Benefits Team assists with denial, discontinuance or reduction of benefits with the Adoption Assistance Program (AAP), Foster Care, and Kin-Gap.
Adoption Assistance Program (AAP): is an entitlement program to provide financial and medical coverage to facilitate the adoption of children who otherwise would remain in long-term foster care.
Foster Care: Foster Care is an entitlement program to provide family life, financial, and medical coverage to children who cannot live with their parents.
Kin-Gap: Kin-Gap is an entitlement program that became available to those children who were removed from their parents' homes by court order or were exiting the juvenile court dependency system, but are living with a related court-ordered guardian.