Emergency Assistance

Most Frequently Viewed Resources

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

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

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

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

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

You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.

A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.

This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.

Check out some useful resource videos on public benefit.

You can also call 1 (800) 621 - 3362.

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

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Follow the latest updates and announcements from the California Office of Emergency Services.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, including claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), can be filed online, by phone, by mail, or by fax. The fastest and easiest option for individuals to file claims for UI benefits is online using eApply4UI.

Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking survivors are often afraid of being harmed by an abuser, perpetrator of sexual assault or stalker while at work or are harmed at work by these individuals.

National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System, National Emergency Child Locator Center, Unaccompanied Minors Registry, and American Red Cross Safe and Well.

Eligibility, Benefits, and Deadlines

The Individual Assistance division of FEMA is here to support your recovery from a major disaster and help you through the process of applying for assistance.

Legal Clinics by Legal Services of Northern California for Butte County Survivors

NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

Check out mortgage resources available for victims of disasters to see what you are eligible for.

Apply online, by phone, or get a paper application mailed.

Information about housing assistance availability after a major disaster, including eligibility for emergency housing assistance.