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Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Benefits

Program Description

The Program of Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights provides grants for states to support systems for protection and advocacy for the rights of individuals with disabilities who are ineligible for services from the Protection and Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities (PADD) program and the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program, or whose problems fall outside the scope of services available from the Client Assistance Program (CAP).

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have a child with a disability, or you must have a disability and it must prevent you from functioning independently within your family or community.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To locate your state's Protection and Advocacy Agency, please visit this page hosted by the National Disability Rights Network:
http://ndrn.org/en/about/paacap-network.html

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/programs/rsapair/index.html