Disability and Public Benefits: SSI, SSDI, SDI

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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.

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

The Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

How denials, appeals, and hearings are handled.

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

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

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

Every person has the right to be represented by an attorney or other representative while pursuing a claim or other rights under titles II, XVI, and XVIII of the Social Security Act.

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

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Request online a review of their decision.

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

Information about family law for domestic partners.

The State of California administers the State Disability Insurance program, commonly referred to as SDI. It is a public disability insurance program that pays a benefit every other week.

American Sign Language (ASL) with English Captioning.

Details about SDI major eligibility requirements.

Requirements and laws if they are illegally uninsured.

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

How to navigate issues with public and social benefits systems.

Sometimes, the best way to evade an abuser and reduce the risk of further violence may be to relocate and establish a new identity. Following these changes, getting a new Social Security number may also be helpful.

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

The application process and how incarceration affects your benefits.

Who to contact to apply or to appeal a decision.

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

Basics about all Social Security benefits programs.

Social Security work incentives at a glance. How your earnings affect your Social Security benefits.