Rights of People With Disabilities

Legal Information

  • Accommodations for Veterans With Disabilities

    Help is available to enable many disabled veterans to live very independently. Legal protections help make this happen. Any veteran with disabilities or person who knows a veteran with disabilities should know about how the law protects these brave people. The law supports their search for decent, affordable housing. Read More

  • Assistive Technology and Rights of Persons With Disabilities

    People with disabilities, including those who use assistive technology, have many rights. Here is just a summary of some areas with special protections of which you should be aware. Read More

  •’s Guides to Information & Resources is the federal government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country. These guides have been developed to help people with disabilities, their families and caregivers locate the resources they need in their community and nationwide. Read More

  • Fair Housing - Making New Apartments Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

    The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 made a lot of changes in fair housing law. One of the changes dealt with making apartments accessible. When does an apartment have to meet the fair housing accessibility requirements? Read More

  • Funding for Individuals With Mental Health Issues or Developmental Disabilities

    In Iowa, both the state and the county provide funding for services for people who have developmental disabilities or mental health difficulties. Federal funds are also used to support the services. Read More

  • Help for Iowans Who Owe Back Child Support

    Information that helps Iowans who owe back child support Read More

    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Housing Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    There is not enough low and moderate- income housing to meet the need. Persons with disabilities may have even fewer housing choices. Some rental units could become suitable with a few changes. The landlord's rules or policies might need to change before the tenant could live there. What are a tenant's rights in such cases? Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    State and federal governments know that people who have a disability sometimes need extra protections or specific laws to address their unique situations. Read More

    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Property Tax Suspension for People Who Get SSI

    Many people with a disability own or are buying their homes. Iowa law allows people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or State Supplemental Assistance (SSA), or live in a health care facility, to get their property taxes suspended. Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Rent Reimbursement and Property Tax Credits

    Each year, Iowans who are elderly or have a disability may be able to get a property tax credit on their home and rent reimbursement on apartment or mobile home lot rent. Read More

  • Shopping for an Assistive Technology Device

    When you need an assistive device, it's a good idea to be sure to get one that works well and does what you need it to do. Learning as much as you can about a device and testing it before you buy can prevent problems. It is worth the time to make sure the device you choose helps gain more independence, better health or a fuller use of your abilities. Read More

    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Student Loan Disability Discharge

    Some physical or mental impairments can qualify you for a total and permanent disability discharge on your federal student loans and/or TEACH Grant service obligation. Content Detail

    U.S. Department of Education

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