Health Justice for All

For more than 30 years, Legal Council for Health Justice has empowered individuals and communities, using the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for all. Your support provides hope and stability for children and adults living with life-changing health conditions.

Supreme Court Motion Filed

Legal Council and ICIRR filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily suspend the Trump Administration’s public charge rule in light of COVID-19.

FAQ: Stimulus Payments

Learn what you need to do to receive your CARES Act stimulus check. This FAQ includes updated information from the Social Security Administration.

Legal Council's Response to COVID-19

Executive Director Tom Yates shares how COVID-19 impacts Legal Council's clients and communities.

ABAWD SNAP Rule Suspended

A new law temporarily suspends work requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Protecting Illinoisans During A Pandemic

Wondering how Illinois can help flatten the COVID-19 curve? Legal Council has answers. (Spoiler: It's Medicaid.)

Emergency Waiver Expands Access to Care

Legal Council explains what a recently-approved emergency waiver does to expand Medicaid access to affordable care for Illinoisans during the coronavirus outbreak.

Proposed public charge threatens the health and well-being of immigrant families

Legal Council Sues Trump Admin

Legal Council filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights against the Trump Administration for its cruel public charge rule. The lawsuit was filed in partnership with Cook County.

Meet Our Clients

This year, more than 2,500 clients and their families will receive life-changing and life-saving care from Legal Council. Get to know some of our clients by reading their stories.

What We Do

Legal Council for Health Justice builds its services on three pillars: individual legal representation, outreach and education, and impact advocacy.

Who We Serve

Legal Council for Health Justice serves many communities, including individuals living with HIV/AIDS, children and families with disabilities and chronic illness, senior citizens, and individuals who are homeless.

Our Staff

Legal Council is home to a diverse, passionate, and innovative team. Learn more about the great people within our agency.

Invest In The Fight

This work can't be done without you. Your investment in Legal Council allows thousands of Illinoisans with disabilities to receive life-changing health care and services.

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