Sunny Desai

  • Hosted by Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Service location Champaign, Illinois
  • Law school University of Illinois College of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Medical-Legal Partnership, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

The project involves assisting low-income individuals and veterans, referred to us through Carle Foundation and the local Veterans Affairs office, with a variety of legal issues including medical debt relief, Social Security Disability Insurance appeals, Medicaid appeals, housing issues, and family matters. On a broader scale, the project enables medical providers to address the root of the problems that afflict low-income households by giving them access to legal aid.

I am committed to social justice because everyone deserves an equal opportunity to better their lives via access to basic necessities that most of us take for granted.

Sunny Desai /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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