Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)
Disability Hub MN
SEMCIL - Brainerd Office
606 NW 5th St, Brainerd, MN, 56401-2904
Distance: 1118 Miles
A free information and help resource for disability-related questions. Disability Hub MN makes it easier for people with disabilities to understand their options, connect to solutions and engage in possibilities. The Hub connects Minnesotans with disabilities to information and community resources to stay independent, explore and support work, and understand benefits. The Hub, using person-centered practices, helps people with all types of disabilities.
A Disability Hub MN Options Counselor will answer your call, listen to your needs, explore possible options and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions. At your request, they can follow up to see whether your needs were met or whether you would like other resources.
The Hub services are private (confidential) and are provided statewide.
Trained experts can help with:
* Living Independently
- Community resources
- Long-term care planning
- Access and technology
- Personal Care
* Benefits counseling
- Social Security
- Health Care
- Medicare Part D
- Special Needs BasicCare
* Exploring Work
- How work impacts benefits
- Job supports
- Work incentives like MA-EPD (Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities) and ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience)
- Rights and Accommodations
- Explore housing options
- Build a housing plan
- Identify strategies and services to reach housing goals
- Plan next steps
- Explore work options
- Understand benefits and how they support work
- Identify strategies, resources and supports for work
- Navigate the system to reach goals
- Plan for the future
- Understand health coverage options
- Complete forms and applications
- Manage health care transitions
- Resolve issues accessing and using health care
- Keep your public health insurance while working
- Explore education and training options
- Understand benefits and how they support work
- Set goals and take next steps
- Highlight helpful strategies, resources and supports
- Navigate the system to reach goals
- Find ways to increase income and lower costs
- Understand current benefits and check for other benefits that might be helpful
- Identify work incentives that allow people to use their benefits and save for the future while working
- Learn about different savings programs
- Find help to improve credit
- Make connections to reach goals
Disability Hub MN provides a hub of support to people through the phone, chat, email, or in-person.
- Assistance with community resources
- Advance medical directives
- Benefits assistance
- Free / no cost to everyone
- Blind or visually impaired
- Brain Injury (BI)
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Developmental disabilities
- Mental health
- People with low income
- Physical disabilities
Anyone with a disability can contact the Disability Hub MN.
Call (866) 333-2466 between 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.
Disability Hub MN is not a crisis or emergency line - Call 911 in an emergency.
Other ways to access Disability Hub MN:
* Email - Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* TTY -
- Call using the Minnesota Relay at 711.
* Search for resources online -
- Search the MinnesotaHelp.info Disability Link website (which has the same resources used by Disability Hub MN) 24 hours every day
Disability Hub MN is a statewide service.
8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Disability Linkage Line serves statewide - this center takes calls from:
Aitkin, Benton, Big Stone, Chippewa, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Mille Lacs, Meeker, Morrison, Pine, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd and Traverse counties
|Toll Free||(866) 333-2466|
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Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
BH-3900.3100Housing Search Assistance Definition
Programs that assign a staff member to assist people who are looking for housing to survey the available residences and to choose and obtain the most suitable option.
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.
LH-0350Aging and Disability Resource Centers Definition
Programs that create a single, coordinated system of information and access for older adults and people with disabilities who are seeking long term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. ADRC centers serve as a single point of entry to public long term support programs and services. They offer information and counseling regarding available long term support options; assist individuals in determining their eligibility for public long term support programs and benefits including level of care determinations for Medicaid nursing facility and home and community-based service waiver programs; provide short-term case management to stabilize long term supports for individuals and their families in times of immediate need; help people plan for their future long term support needs; and provide information about and referral to other programs and benefits (such as health promotion and disease prevention, transportation services, housing and income support programs) that help people remain in the community.
LH-2700.1700Disease/Disability Information Definition
Programs that provide information about the causes and origins, preventive measures, symptoms, screening/diagnostic procedures, and/or methods of treatment or management including the latest research for specific illnesses or disabling conditions.
LH-3500.4900Medicaid Information/Counseling Definition
Programs that offer information and guidance for people who may qualify for Medicaid with the objective of empowering them to make informed choices. Included may be information about the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and how to apply; Medicaid Managed Care options, benefits covered (and not covered) by the program including long-term care and home and community-based services; the payment process for co-payments; Medicaid "spend-down" (the process of reducing income and/or assets an individual possesses in order to qualify for Medicaid); and information about Medicare and the linkages between the two programs. The program may also answer questions about Medicaid services available to individuals with disabilities; and some programs may help people who qualify with enrollment and provide referrals to providers who accept State Medicaid health insurance.
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.
TJ-0500Accessibility Information Definition
Programs that provide information about the accessibility of parks, airports, public buildings and other facilities for use by people who have restricted mobility. Also included are programs that provide general information about accessibility in home, work and community settings.
TJ-3000.1500Comprehensive Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about the full range of human services and which function as the primary source of information about and linkage to human service providers in the community.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
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-5000Medicaid Recipients Definition
Low-income individuals who are receiving comprehensive medical benefits through the federal Medicaid program administered by the county or the state.
YFDisabilities and Health Conditions Definition
Physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional impairments, illnesses or injuries that prevent or interfere with an individual's ability to perform intellectual or physical tasks that are normally within the range of human capability, or which significantly limit one's mobility or level of activity.
YJ-6750Families/Friends of People With Disabilities Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual with a disability.
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.
Groups of people, usually consisting of parents (mothers and fathers) and children, who live together in a common dwelling and depend on one another for support.
YL-3500.9500Workers With Disabilities Definition
Employed individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations.
YZ-0150Addictions/Dependencies Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal generally with the topic of addiction/dependency.
YZ-0600Assistive Technology Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of assistive technology.
YZ-1500Civil Rights Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of civil rights.
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.
YZ-3150Housing Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of housing.
YZ-3260Human/Social Services Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of human/social services.
YZ-3450Insurance Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of insurance.
YZ-4750Long Term Care Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of long term care and the individuals who require it.
YZ-5000Mental Health Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of mental health/mental illness.
YZ-6600Poverty Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of poverty.
YZ-6900Public Assistance Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of public assistance.
YZ-6930Rehabilitation Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of rehabilitation facilities and/or practitioners and/or the conditions under which rehabilitation services may be required.
YZ-8560Transportation Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of transportation.