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Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)

Disability Hub MN

SEMCIL - Brainerd Office

606 NW 5th St, Brainerd, MN, 56401-2904

Distance: 1041 Miles

(866) 333-2466


Service Details


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
* Housing
- Explore housing options
- Build a housing plan
- Identify strategies and services to reach housing goals
- Plan next steps
* Work
- 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
* Health
- 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
* Skills
- 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
* Money
- 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.


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Legal Information
    • Advance medical directives 
    • Benefits assistance 
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to everyone 
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Brain Injury (BI) 
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Family 
    • Mental health 
    • People with low income 
    • Physical disabilities 


Anyone with a disability can contact the Disability Hub MN.

Application Instructions

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

* Chat Monday - Friday, 8:30am -5:00pm

* TTY -
- Call using the Minnesota Relay at 711.

* Search for resources online -
- Search the Disability Link website (which has the same resources used by Disability Hub MN) 24 hours every day

Disability Hub MN is a statewide service.



Business Hours

8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

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


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 829-9567
FAX (218) 454-0162
Toll Free (866) 333-2466

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