Supported Independent Living (SIL) provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to live in their own home and receive support from a case manager. This type of living arrangement allows adults with disabilities to maintain their independence while still having access to the support they need. If you are interested in applying for SIL, here’s a blog by Auslife to teach you what you should know.
The Application Process
The first step in applying for SIL is to contact your local department of social services or SIL housing and request an application. The application will ask you questions about your condition and current living situation. It is important that you answer all questions accurately and thoroughly so that your application can be processed quickly. Once your application has been received, a caseworker will contact you to discuss the program in more detail and review any additional documentation that may be required.
In order to be eligible for SIL, applicants must meet certain criteria. Generally speaking, these requirements include being over 18 years of age, having a physical or mental disability that requires assistance with daily activities, and being able to safely manage their own medical care or have someone who can help them do so. Additionally, most programs require applicants to have an income below a certain level as well as no prior felony convictions on their record.
Support Services Available Under SIL NDIS
Once approved for SIL, individuals are provided with case management services tailored specifically to their needs. These services may include assistance with finding housing, accessing transportation, applying for benefits such as Medicaid or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), connecting with community resources such as vocational rehabilitation programs or job training opportunities, creating a budget plan and managing finances, developing life skills such as grocery shopping or meal planning, and much more.
Applying for supported independent living is an important step in helping those with disabilities gain greater independence while still having access to necessary support and resources. Understanding the eligibility requirements and what types of support services are available under the program can help make the process easier and ensure that individuals get the assistance they need as quickly as possible. If you believe that SIL would be beneficial for you or someone you know, reach out to SIL providers near you today!
Get A NDIS SIL Provider Near You
Auslife is here to help you get the right support in managing your life, allowing you to focus on doing activities that bring you joy and help you live your best life. Auslife’s team includes knowledgeable professionals with deep insights about the NDIS’ different medications and recommended treatments for your unique situation. Auslife will do its best to ensure that its participants receive quality services every step of the way. Get in touch with us today and let’s get you started!