Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)
Disability Benefits 101 (www.DB101.org)
SEMCIL - Duluth Office
118 E Superior St, Duluth, MN, 55802-2007
Distance: 910 Miles
DB101.org is a quick, easy and safe way to learn how work and benefits can go together to help increase income for people with disabilities. It's private (confidential) and using DB101 will not affect your benefits. Anyone can use DB101, but DB101 is designed specifically for Minnesotans with disabilities on disability benefits, ages 13 - 64.
Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps people:
* Learn more about disability benefits
* See how benefits and income might change with a job
* Explore work incentives
* Learn from people's stories
* Set work goals and plan next steps
* Prepare for job changes
* Get answers to questions by live chat, phone or email
DB101 is part of the Disability Hub MN system. The Disability Hub MN provides DB101's Talk to an Expert online chat service and provides access to DB101 for people without computers.
Client Information and Specialization
- People with disabilities
- Benefits assistance
- Free / no cost to everyone
Everyone is welcome to use the website tools.
People with disabilities can contact Disability Hub MN for help via phone, chat or email.
People can choose to use the website tools, call, chat online, or email.
There is no fee.
Disability Linkage Line serves statewide - this center takes calls from: Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis Counties
|Toll Free||(866) 333-2466|
Other Services or resources
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FT-1000Benefits Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
PH-0700Benefits Screening Definition
Programs that provide benefits screening services which help individuals determine whether they are eligible for benefits through any of a wide variety of public and private federal, state and local programs. In addition to identifying the programs that a person may be eligible to receive, the service generally also provides a detailed description of the programs, local contacts for additional information (typically the addresses and phone numbers of where to apply for the programs), and materials to help successfully apply for each program. Included are programs that provide this service online and those that do benefits screening via the telephone or in-person. Some benefits screening programs may focus on specific populations such as older adults and people with disabilities; or specific aspects of benefits eligibility such as the impact that working will have on their benefits as an aid to helping people make informed decisions regarding whether to work. Also included are programs that help people complete the benefits screening form.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YC-1700Disability Benefit Recipients Definition
Previously employed individuals who have lost their earnings due to a physical or mental impairment severe enough to prevent them from working and who are receiving monthly cash benefits from a public or private source during the period of disability.
YC-1800Eligible Benefits Applicants Definition
Individuals who are presumed to be eligible for public benefits based on their income and assets or whose eligibility has been established but who are not yet receiving their benefits.
YC-5000Medicaid Recipients Definition
Low-income individuals who are receiving comprehensive medical benefits through the federal Medicaid program administered by the county or the state.
YZ-1700Disabilities Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of disabilities.
YZ-1950Employment Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of employment.