Disability and Public Benefits: SSI, SSDI, SDI

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

If you are homeless, you have rights applying for benefits.

BEST helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers.

Request online a review of their decision.

Looking for Benefits? Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

The Disability Insurance (DI) program provides benefits to workers who are unable to work due to non work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.

Coverage, file a claim, online registration, and contact info.

Basics about all Social Security benefits programs.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

Who to contact to apply or to appeal a decision.

Information on Social Security Disability benefits and SSI Benefits for individuals who are blind or have low vision.

The application process and how incarceration affects your benefits.

Payments are quicker for presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB).

Information about family law for domestic partners.