Projects

SCLC is a resource for the community to get help with Social Security benefits. SCLC maintains two projects that are narrowly tailored to meet the needs of our community and ensure that those with disabilities get the help that they need.  SCLC wants to ensure that people with disabilities who are homeless or low income do not fall through the cracks.

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Compassionate staff members at SCLC provide advocacy that honors the dignity of every client.

SCLC’s values are reflected in reliable client-centered advocacy, commitment to the dignity and humanity of every client, and an ongoing dedication to remain accessible, inclusive, and collaborative. SCLC provides high-quality legal representation and advocacy to people with disabilities who are below 200% of the federal poverty level and lower.  The federal poverty guidelines are published yearly by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 300% 400%
1 $11,490 $15,282 $17,235 $22,980 $34,470 $45,960
2 $15,510 $20,268 $23,265 $31,020 $46,530 $62,040
3 $19,530 $25,975 $29,295 $39,060 $58,590 $78,120
4 $23,550 $31,322 $33,325 $47,100 $70,650 $94,200
5 $27,570 $36,668 $41,335 $55,140 $82,710 $110,280
6 $31,590 $42,015 $47,385 $63,180 $94,770 $126,360
7 $35,610 $47,361 $53,415 $71,220 $106,830 $142,440
8 $39,630 $52,708 $59,445 $79,620 $118,890 $158,520
For each addtional person, add $4,020 $5,347 $6,030 $8,040 $12,060 $16,080

SCLC is part of the Alliance for Equal Justice (AEJ). The AEJ is a well-knit collaboration of civil legal aid organizations. This collaboration allows SCLC to take a holistic approach to assisting each client,  and through engagement with its partners, SCLC provide clients help with legal problems that are beyond its own practice area.