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Resources in California

AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment, and other benefits.

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Disabled American Veterans – California

California DAV: https://www.davcal.org/

Find your local office for help with claims: https://www.davcal.org/claims.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Support Organizations

The California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation supports several locations across the state that offer information and resources for people with brain injury. There are also several non profit support organizations with information about local support groups, resources and programs.

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The California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation supports several locations across the state that offer information and resources for people with brain injury. You can find these locations online:
https://www.dor.ca.gov/Home/ServiceProviderLocations

 There are additional California organizations that offer information about resources and supports for people with brain injury and families:

 

Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) can provide information and support to individuals who have questions or complaints about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in their state. The CAP program can explain the rights and responsibilities of people receiving services from VR, can mediate disputes between clients and VR, and can advise or assist in filing formal complaints or appeals of VR decisions.

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Disability Rights California
Multiple office locations in the state: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/contact-us
PH: 800 776 5746
Website: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/

Independent Living Centers

Independent Living Centers are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Each ILC offers independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

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There are many Independent Living Centers in California. To find the one in your area:

https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory-results/CA

Medicaid

Medicaid provides basic health care for people who have a disability, limited income, or receive certain other government benefits. Medicaid offices offer information on who is eligible and how to apply for Medicaid. In some states, a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver (HCBS) exists, which helps people with brain injury who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home.

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Medicaid in California is called Medi-Cal.

General Information: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal

Information on how to Apply: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/pages/applyformedi-cal.aspx

Medi-Cal Helpline: 800 541 5555

Parent Training and Information Center

Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.

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There are multiple Parent Resource Centers in California. To find the Center near you;
https://www.parentcenterhub.org/california/

Protection and Advocacy

The Protection and Advocacy office works with people with disabilities, including brain injury, to ensure access to appropriate supports and services which can include educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and employment opportunities. It also works to prevent the abuse, neglect and inappropriate placement of people with disabilities.

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Disability Rights California
There are multiple office locations in the state. To find your local office: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/contact-us
Phone: 800 776 5746
Website: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/

Social Security Office

The Social Security Administration manages two benefit programs for people with disabilities. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly income to people with limited income and work history as a result of a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability payments for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age and cannot work.

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Toll Free: 800-772-1213
Website: http://ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration manages two cash benefit programs for people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides disability insurance benefits for workers who have contributed to Social Security and become disabled or blind before reaching retirement age. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly cash income to low-income persons with limited work history and resources on the basis of age and disability. You can apply online for benefits, or contact your local office to apply in person. To find your local office, use the Social Security Office Locator https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

Victims of Crime Compensation Fund

Crime victim compensation programs across the country offer crucial financial assistance to victims of violent crimes. This government program is designed to pay for some of the costs that can result from being the victim of a violent crime. This can include payments for some medical expenses, counseling costs, lost wages or burial expenses.

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Phone: 800 777 9229
General Information: https://victims.ca.gov/victims/
How to apply: https://victims.ca.gov/victims/howtoapply.aspx

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