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Independent Living Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (DHILS)

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This program offers services that help you continue to be independent if you are deaf or hard of hearing. An Independent Living Specialist will work with you to get the services you will need in your community and life situations. Services may include:

  • Training on different independent living skills, such as using assistive technology, communication skills, managing money for daily needs, finding a job, and finding support groups
  • Participation in recreational groups and other activities
  • Peer mentoring programs 
  • Help getting a loan for or borrowing assistive communication equipment, such as TTY machines, caption decoders, and one-to-one listening devices
  • Getting information on and referral to other services in your community

How do I apply?

To find out how to apply for this program, please contact your local office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get help from this program?

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.