Legal Resources In the Bay Area

Bay Area Legal Aid

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Legal Services of Northern California (legal services for low income persons throughout Northern California)

LSNC Senior Legal Hotline

Employment Law Center (clinics include worker’s rights clinic & worker’s rights disability law clinic)

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (direct advocacy, community education, legislation and litigation)

National Immigration Law Center (services around health care, public benefits, immigration reform, worker’s rights, education, driver’s licenses & taxes)

National Center for Youth Law (information, referrals, technical assistance & written materials)

CASE – Community Alliance for Special Education (consultations on special education rights, responsibilities & services;  direct representation at IEP’s, due process mediations, administrative hearings)

Other Services and Programs

Rehabilitation and Support Services
California Department of Rehabilitation (vocational rehabilitation services)
(employment & independent living resource to people with disabilities. Include: vocational rehabilitation services, assistive technology, social security work incentives & ticket to work program, & workforce development)

Regional Center of the East Bay (services to individuals with developmental disability)
(case management, supports & services to individuals with developmental disability)

MediCal and Medicare

Food Stamps

California State Disability Insurance (SDI)

SDI provides partial wage replacement to eligible workers who are out of work due to non-industrial injury, illness or pregnancy.

SSA Publications and Information

Social Security Overview of Rules about working while receiving benefits (the “Red Book”)
How Work Affects your Benefits pamphlet
Working While Disabled Pamphlet

Continuing Eligibility for Benefits
Continuing Eligibility for Benefits
Reviewing Disability eligibility

SSI Income and Resources
Resources & Resource Limitations for SSI Beneficiaries
Overview of Income rules

Overpayments Overview Pamphlet
SSI Overpayments

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If you have a disability which prevents you from working at your past job or from working regularly and are interested in representation The Hawkins Center is here to help.