Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
Electricity is necessary to power the devices we rely on daily. These devices are essential for a person’s health and safety. In 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that California Public Utilities Code Section 451 and 399.2(a) give electric utilities authority to shut off the electric power to protect public safety.
If you have an emergency or are in trouble, call 911. Disability Rights California cannot help you evacuate or stay safe.
Disability Rights California can help you prepare yourself and your family for Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you have the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. This includes accommodations you need during the COVID-19 pandemic to help you stay healthy and be able to work. This sample letter can be used to ask your employer or prospective workplace for reasonable accommodations you need in the hiring process or for your job.
During COVID-19, hospitals may not have enough beds and supplies to help everyone who needs it. Hospitals may not have enough ventilators for everyone who needs one. Doctors may have to make decisions about who gets help.
Some doctors and hospitals have a “no visitors” rule because of COVID-19. The State of California sent a Letter1 to hospitals and other health facilities about these rules. The Letter says that people with disabilities sometimes need to bring a support person with them to the hospital or the doctor.
If you need support from your regional center during COVID-19 and you have not received a response from your service coordinator, you can do the following
Our organizations have received numerous questions about how SSI recipients will receive the payments that were provided to every adult and child in the country with a Social Security number in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).
Current updates for the CalFresh program due to the Coronavirus.
This is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live on their own or with family and receive services from “regional centers.”
This is for people with mental health disabilities who are affected by COVID-19.
A lot of people are talking about evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are wondering what the governor said about evictions. Others want to know if they can be evicted right now. In this fact sheet, we will talk evictions.
This is for people on Medi-Cal who are not sure how they’ll get their medications.
Because of the COVID-19 emergency, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) which runs California’s Medi-Cal program, is helping Medi-Cal beneficiaries get the services and care that they need.
This is for people who get in-home care, like In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), to help you plan if your providers cannot come to your home.
Because of the COVID-19 emergency, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), which runs California’s Medi-Cal program, is putting policies in place to help people apply for Medi-Cal more easily or just keep existing coverage.