Disability and Public Benefits: SSI, SSDI, SDI
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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
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 Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
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.
Coverage, file a claim, online registration, and contact info.
Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.
Information on Social Security Disability benefits and SSI Benefits for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Who to contact to apply or to appeal a decision.
The application process and how incarceration affects your benefits.
Payments are quicker for presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB).
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.
Social Security work incentives at a glance. How your earnings affect your Social Security benefits.
Details about SDI major eligibility requirements.
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.
Basics about all Social Security benefits programs.
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.
American Sign Language (ASL) with English Captioning.
Requirements and laws if they are illegally uninsured.
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.
The Disability Insurance (DI) program provides benefits to workers who are unable to work due to non work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
How denials, appeals, and hearings are handled.