THE RESOURCES ON THIS PAGE ARE RARELY DUPLICATES OF THE ‘ARE YOU IN CRISIS’ PAGE.
Arc Minnesota, Advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Benefits CheckUp, from the National Council on Aging
A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
A Minnesota specific version is also available at MinnesotaHelp.info
Bridge to Benefits, a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. Has lots of information on many benefit programs.
Consumer Action Website, Federal Citizen Information Center
Consumer Division, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (click on Topics at top of page)
Disability Linkage Line : 1-866-333-2466, in-depth information and assistance services for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their representatives
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, by HUD – Enforces the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws to ensure the right of equal housing opportunity and free and fair housing choice without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or family composition.
GovBenefits.org, Your Benefits Connection – a free, confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. (Quite a long set of Questions here) – Seniors, try: Benefits CheckUp first
Law Help MN.org, Helping low-income Minnesotans solve civil legal problems. Lots of topics for legal education here: Consumer, Disability, Education, Family and Juvenile, Farm, Health, Housing, Immigrant, Individual Rights, Migrant Workers, Native Americans, Public Benefits, Seniors, Taxes, & Work.
See also Fact Sheet Links and Order Forms, (English & Español) Somali LawHelp
Legal Research, How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers
Medicare Advocacy, Center for – a private, non-profit organization which provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain necessary healthcare.
MinnesotaHelp.info, a directory to locate community resources in Minnesota
Minnesota Government Information and Services: A comprehensive list of general state agency telephones numbers, e-mail addresses and web sites.
Other States – Research and Information Links (from Romlinger)
PACER Center, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (If your child with a disability is not getting the help/education at school he or she needs. Resources on bullying and a great technology/software library where you can check out what would work for your child before you buy it.)
Senior Linkage Line : 1-800-333-2433, a free state wide (MN) telephone information and assistance service which makes it easy for older adults and their families to locate community services. Also great for Medicare questions.
Supplemental Security Income, from the Social Security Administration
Unemployment Insurance, MN WorkForce Center – Find out how to apply for benefits
Veteran – Minnesota – LinkVet, 1-888-546-5838 : information on veterans’ benefits, healthcare, education, and reintegration.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services, part of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
(for people with disabilities who need services to prepare for work, or to find and keep a job)
Welfare Web Sites, from the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
State-by-state legal information and resources for domestic violence.
This site brings a lot of information together – use it
Workers’ Compensation, MN Dept Labor & Industry (Hotline: 1-800-342-5354)
If you know of a wonderful website that you think we should add to this page, please let us know.