Local 47 Health Committee

The following are resources provided by the California Department of Social Services:

State Disability Insurance

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off work. You may be eligible for disability insurance if you are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or childbirth. You may be eligible for paid family leave to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child.

Website: www.edd.ca.gov/disability

In-Home Supportive Services

The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be either over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also potentially eligible. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities. To apply for IHSS, complete an application and submit it to your county IHSS Office.

Website: www.cdss.ca.gov/In-Home-Supportive-Services

Adult Protective Services

Each county offers these services to help adults 65 and older, and dependent adults age 18-64, when they are unable to meet their own needs or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Staff investigates and evaluates abuse reports, and connects those in need with necessary services to support their health and safety. Services are available to any person, regardless of income.

Website: www.cdss.ca.gov/Adult-Protective-Services

Offices of Deaf Access

Services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and families grant these individuals public benefits and services to which they are entitled and achieve economic independence to fully participate in mainstream society. Services are provided by eight contracted private non-profit charitable corporations with several outreach offices. For the DAP provider nearest you, click here for a copy of the DAP map, DAP Headquarters Contact List and Sign Language Interpreter Service Information.

Website: www.cdss.ca.gov/Deaf-Access

Services to the Blind

The Office of Services to the Blind (OSB) provides information and referral on services, programs, entitlements, and products of benefit to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and their families or service providers.

Website: www.cdss.ca.gov/Blind-ServicesM

Community Care Licensing Division

Approximately 70,000 community care facilities in the state serve more than 1 million children, adults, and seniors in out-of-home care. This division is responsible for investigating complaints and conducts regular inspection of facilities, and provides online information about facility performance and history.

Website: www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Community-Care-Licensing

Health Committee Chair: Kevin Brandon ("Brandino")

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