Supported Independent Living Overview
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is help with and/or supervision of daily tasks in a shared living environment, with a focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as independently as possible. It is the paid personal supports and is most commonly used in shared living arrangements.
SIL is one of many support options participants can receive. When considering if SIL is the best option for a participant, the following are considered:
- The participant’s goals for their potential home and living arrangements, and the support required for daily tasks to assist in living as independently as possible
- if alternative supports may be a better option
- if you the participant requires significant support needs that require person-to-person supports,
- if the NDIA decides the support meets the reasonable and necessary criteria for SIL funding.