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1139C Plaza Drive

Grundy, VA 24614


(276) 935-6088

Toll Free:

(800) 597-2322




Clinch Independent Living Services (CILS) is a non-profit, community based non-residential resource and advocacy center promoting the independent living philosophy and equal access for individuals with disabilities. CILS serves Planning District 2 including Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties. CILS provides many services, including the four CILS core services: 

  • Information and Referral (I&R)

  • Independent Living Skills Training

  • Peer Counseling

  • Individual and Systems Advocacy


Money Follows the Person Website

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Virginia launches website describing community living choice project for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Virginia is one of 31 states participating in a five-year, $1.75 billion Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration project designed to create a system of long-term services and supports that assist individuals to transition from certain long-term care institutions into the community.

For more details and updates information on the MFP project, please visit


Online Medicaid Application Now on Virginia Easy Access Web Portal

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An online Medicaid application is now available on Virginia Easy Access  The online application makes it easier for seniors, individuals with disabilities and their families to apply for Medicaid services using a new streamlined application that is shorter, easier to  understand and can be submitted online to local departments of social services. 

The online Medicaid form may be completed by visiting: Once the applicant electronically competes the form and hits "send", the local department of social service will receive automated notice that a new applicant for Medicaid has been submitted, and process to determine eligibility can begin.

For more information visit





If you would like more information about CILS' services please call (276) 935-6088 (voice/TTY),

Toll Free: (800) 597-2322, or Email:

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Last updated June 17, 2011  Clinch Independent Living Services



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Please accept this invitation from the Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) to participate in a web based survey to gather comments from Virginians' with Disabilities about their service needs.

Biennial Assessment of the Disability Services System in Virginia


Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

2008 - 2010  (Word File)


IRS Tax Information for Persons with Disabilities:


Braille and text IRS forms and publications


Tax Benefits for Businesses Accommodating Persons with Disabilities



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