Individual Advocacy * Older Adult/Aging Issues / Functional Disabilities
FP-0500.3300 * YZ-6100 * YF-2200
Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services to which they are entitled, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of older adults and their interests.
Physical, mental or developmental disabilities which pose substantial barriers to an individual's ability to maintain independent living and which place the individual at risk of institutionalization without varying degrees of community support or which may leave no other choice than institutionalization.