We believe that our job involves more than just representation. At Christina Miller and Associates, we do our best to make sure our clients are aware of additional programs and resources that may provide them some assistance, depending upon their specific situation. During your free case evaluation our firm, we will take an in depth look at your situation and advise you of other benefits accordingly. Below are a few resources that you may find helpful:
The Social Security Administration: www.ssa.gov
Visit the SSA’s website to ask general questions concerning SSD and SSI benefits. You can also file applications or appeals for benefits electronically via their website.
American’s with Disabilities Act: www.ada.gov/cguide.htm
The U.S. Department of Justice provides a vast array of information concerning the rights of disabled Americans. This link also provides contact information for many valuable resources.
Employment Development Department – State Disability Insurance (SDI): http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/SDI_Online.htm
If you were employed in the state of California, you may have paid into State Disability benefits via a deduction from your paychecks. Contact the EDD to determine what monies are in your account and to submit an application for benefits.
Employment Development Department – Paid Family Leave (PFL): http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/Paid_Family_Leave.htm
If you are an eligible worker in the state of California, you may have rights to collect all or part of your wages while taking short term leave of absence from work to care for a disabled or ill family member. General information, as well as, information on filing a claim is available via this link.
Government Benefit Assistance: www.benefits.gov
As the official benefit website of the US government, you can provide your personal information in one quick and easy questionnaire to determine what governmental assistance are available to you. Browse benefits by state or category in a very user friendly system.
Office on Women’s Health: http://www.womenshealth.gov/index.php
The US Department of Health and Human Services offers a website featuring a wealth of information concerning women’s health issues/disabilities and resources available specifically to women and mothers.
Solano County Health and Social Services Department: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/
With 22 offices throughout Solano County, Social Services provides behavioral health services, employment and eligibility services, in home support services for the disabled, substance abuse services and a myriad of programs to help those needing financial, mental health and/or employment services.
Veteran’s Affairs – Solano County: www.solanocounty.com/depts/veterans
The VA offers a vast array of services for mentally and/or physically disabled veterans and their families.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Solano County: www.namisolanocounty.org
NAMI is a grassroots organization assembled to support families and individuals affected by mental illness. They offer a variety of valuable services including support groups, outreach programs, advocacy, classes for individuals and families and so much more.
Solano County Family Health Services: http://solanocounty.com/depts/ph/fhs/default.asp
The County offers clinics in Vacaville, Vallejo and Fairfield to serve the indigent members of the community. These clinics offer non-emergency general medicine, pediatric and dental care to those who need medical attention and are uninsured or have MediCal coverage. They also offer a mobile medical clinic that travels the area and services both the larger cities, as well as, various of the smaller communities within Solano County four days per week. To reach any clinic, dial 707-469-4640.
Aldea Counseling Services, Solano County: www.aldeainc.org
Aldea offers a wide variety of individual and family based mental health services for children and young adults within our community. These services include psychological assessements, individual, family and group psychotherapy, behavioral support services, medication management, skills training for adolescents and so much more.
Solano County Library: http://www.solanolibrary.com/
A free library membership is all you need to utilize computers/the internet to visit any of the above websites or to file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. There are libraries all over the area making it very easy to find one near you.
Solano County Property Tax Assistance for the Disabled: http://www.sco.ca.gov/ardtax_prop_tax_postponement.html
If you are disabled or blind and meet certain criteria, you may be permitted to defer current year property taxes on your home.