Helping people with government benefit problems has always been a cornerstone of our work at Rhode Island Legal Services. These benefits include cash payments, medical coverage and other services. If you are denied benefits or are losing the benefits you already have, you can come to the Public Benefits Unit at RILS. Our attorneys and paralegals may be able to represent you in resolving the problem through negotiating, going to agency hearings, or going to court.

The programs we deal with are:

  • Medical Assistance/RIteCare/RiteShare
  • FIP (formerly AFDC)
  • SSI and Social Security
  • GPA (medical, hardship and Bridge benefits)
  • Food Stamps
  • VA financial issues
  • Child support issues if child receives FIP
  • Medicare Part D