Public Benefits

ICLS helps people obtain and maintain their public benefits. 

Public Benefits Flyer by ICLS Admin

ICLS'sassists 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.

  • CalWorks
  • CalFresh
  • General Relief

ICLS 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.

ICLS 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.

If wrongly denied or reduced benefits, call us.

Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc does not assist in personal injury, malpractice, or workers' compensation cases. 


Table of Contents

  1. SSI: Help for Those with Disabilities
  2. Unemployment Income is Taxable!
  3. Education Team

SSI: Help for Those with Disabilities

Unemployment Income is Taxable!

TAS reached out to the LITC community to share some flyers to let taxpayers know that, if they receive unemployment benefits, they need to be aware that this is taxable income.

Education Team

The Education team strives to enforce student’s special education rights and disability rights against school districts in order to keep students in public schools. 

Depending on resources, services may consist of advice and counsel, brief services and/or representation to address the following areas:

  1. Discipline, including suspension and expulsion.
  2. Enforcement of special education/disability rights, which includes American with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to enable parents and students to participate in education as outlined in these areas of law. 
  3. Access to Education, which includes homeless students being denied access to education, foster students with special education issues, or other situations in which child is being denied a right to an education.

ICLS does not currently handle cases involving vocational education, discrimination cases, tort claims (e.g. personal injury), student vs. student cases (including bullying), or issues involving post-secondary education.  

Does the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply to IEP meetings?

The answer is "YES!"

If you need assistance please call our intake line at 888-245-4257 or apply online.