Access North Center for Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota
Veteran Benefits Assistance
Access North - Hibbing Office
1309 E 40th St, Hibbing, MN, 55746
Program that helps veterans understand and obtain benefits they are entitled to by law.
Help can cover topics such as:
* Eligibility requirements
* Payment processes
* Beneficiary rights
* Certificate/forms assistance
* Consultation and advice
* Advocacy and legal assistance to make sure benefits are obtained
Provides services for veterans with disabilities and their families
Staff will work closely with Veteran service providers to assist individuals and their families with navigating the system so they can receive the benefits they are entitled to.
Basic Services include:
* Budgeting and money management
* Benefits management
* Social Security assistance
* Locate housing
* Interview and job skills
* Problem solving skills
* Independent living skills
* Social recreation
At Home Services
- Assistance with community resources
- Benefits assistance
Veterans with disabilities of any type
Many services are available without fees.
Some services (such as in-home disability services) are available through a variety of funding sources, such as the Veterans Administration, home and community based waiver programs through the state, or private pay.
Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties
- Access North - Duluth Office 118 E Superior St, Duluth, MN, 55802
Other Services or resources
- Adult Companion Services
- Advocacy - Disabilities
- Assistive Technology
- Assistive Technology Demonstration and Loan Program
- Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) Support Planner
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Home Assessment
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Home Modification
- Home Accessibility Modification
- Home Management Registration
- Homemaker Services
- Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training
- Individual Community Living Supports (ICLS)
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS)
- In-Home Family Support
- Job Search Assistance
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Nursing Home Relocation Services
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Choice
- Personal Support
- School to Adult Life Transition
- Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)
- Specialized Equipment and Supplies
- Supported Living Services (SLS)
- Transitional Services
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FT-1000.9000Veteran Benefits Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for veterans who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country. The programs may help veterans 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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are Veteran Services Officers (VSOs) who are trained and accredited by the Veteran's Administration (VA) and can be found in offices specific to each state, the county courthouse, the local VA office and local veteran's rights organizations; as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
LR-1550Centers for Independent Living Definition
Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and transition. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.
LR-3200Independent Living Skills Instruction Definition
Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.
YJ-8750People With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.
YQ-1500Consumer Directed Organizational Perspective Definition
Organizations and individual practitioners who offer maximum choice and control (including the ability to select, manage and dismiss their workers) to people who use services or other supports to help with daily activities.