The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) provides informational Benefits Eligibility Workshops that cover SSI benefits and applications. Given that very few legal providers help with SSI applications (they usually help at the appeal stage), this can be a helpful resource.

ILRC also provides limited legal services for San Franciscans with disabilities, including administrative hearings (SSDI, SSI, CAPI), simple wills, advanced healthcare directives and other planning tools, consumer debt/medical issues, obtaining reasonable accommodations in employment, obtaining reasonable accommodations in housing, and filing ADA access complaints.

Ways to Contact

For more information, contact Legal Program Assistant/ Paralegal Lilia Schwartz (628-231-2785) or email


After you call in, the organization will tell you next steps.


Collect key information in advance if possible: case numbers, names of key people, court dates and deadlines, documents related to the issue, and any questions you have.