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.

Work With Us

Legal Council is currently seeking a Staff Attorney on the Homeless Outreach Program, Intake Specialist (bilingual in Spanish), & Legal Advocate for the Children & Families Project.

Additionally, we're looking law students to join our three projects in the summer of 2023.

Please read more about our job opportunities by clicking below!


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides lifesaving benefits to disabled people and older adults, but people can see their benefits cut by a third if they receive meals or groceries from friends and family. SSA's proposed regulation would stop SSI recipients from being punished for receiving food assistance.

Take Action! Tell SSA that you support this change. Click below to read more on how you can submit a "Comment" to Social Security.


The increased need for internet use during the pandemic highlighted the existing tension between tech efficiencies and tech barriers in IDHS programs designed to alleviate poverty.

Click below to read the complete blog post about how this is impacting Legal Council's clients, explained by our Sr. Legal Advocate & Health Insurance Specialist, Marina Kurakin (she/her).

UPDATE: The Illinois Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Protecting SNAP Recipient & Places the Burden of Proof on IDHS

On January 20th, the Illinois Supreme Court decided in favor of the Appellee, in CHAUDHARY v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. Within this opinion, the Court ruled that the Department of Human Services has the burden of proof when initiating the taking away of SNAP benefits a person already receives.


On January 09, 2023, the Supreme Court declined to review whether Texas and other states can reopen litigation challenging the Trump administration’s 2019 public charge rule.


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, older adults, 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.

Get In Touch

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