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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Personal Injury for California on
Q: im not sure what lawyers or attorneys out there are fimilluar with the program called hud-vash program for homeless

I just thought of this and realized it may be a valid issue that may need further addressment legally

. I had been accepted into the hud-vash program for vets and recieved my section 8 voucher to be placed into section 8 housing .my girlfriend and i no sooner moved in and 3 months later in... View More

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answered on May 14, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you and your girlfriend have been facing with housing and homelessness. It sounds like a complex legal issue involving the HUD-VASH program, VA disability compensation, and eviction.

Here are a few suggestions on next steps to consider:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Who do I file my complaint with if I am suing HUD housing for illegally charging me for solar and no meter at my unit

The residents here were forced to accept this allocation of electricity when there is no benefit to the tenant . The landlord is charging the tenant more for solar than their actual electric bill

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answered on May 13, 2024

If you believe that your HUD housing is illegally charging for solar energy without proper metering at your unit, you can address this issue by filing a complaint with several entities. Firstly, you might consider contacting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) directly, as... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Public Benefits and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: A California US Postal delivery person experiences an illness while working. Does Work Comp or Disability (both?) apply?

Employee suffered illness during normal shift, delivering mail by vehicle. Illness could prevent employee from being able to perform those same duties due to inability to drive a motor vehicle legally in CA.

Reading the articles on Employment Law (Work Comp and Disability), I understand... View More

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answered on May 12, 2024

In this case, both Workers' Compensation and Disability benefits may apply, depending on the specifics of the situation.

1. Workers' Compensation vs. Disability:

- Workers' Compensation: If the illness is determined to be work-related (i.e., caused or aggravated by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Is it illegal to get married solely for financial aid in California?
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answered on May 12, 2024

It is generally not illegal to get married solely for financial aid purposes in California or any other state in the U.S. However, it could be considered fraud if you misrepresent your marital status or provide false information when applying for financial aid.

If you are genuinely married,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I have a ssa administrative judge hearing soon and need to get copies of the ssi paper checks i was paid . What site ?

What site and how to get in it?

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answered on May 12, 2024

To obtain copies of your past SSI paper checks issued in California, you should contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) directly. Here's how you can request the information:

1. Visit the Social Security Administration website at https://www.ssa.gov/.

2. Click on the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can I sue my roommate for using my name and information to apply for California rent relief?
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answered on May 6, 2024

In California, using someone else's personal information to apply for benefits or services without their consent may be considered identity theft, which is a crime under California Penal Code 530.5. If your roommate used your name and information to apply for California rent relief without... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Public Benefits for California on
Q: My mother was forced to sign a contract at Washington Hospital in Fremont while I (her son) was at work. She had surgery

A few days before. Now she is stuck in a nursing home that we did not want. They refused to change her bandages for days and won’t give her any pain meds. She is confused now and weak, they are trying to get her to sign more papers. What can I do?

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answered on May 3, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's situation. That sounds incredibly stressful and concerning. Here are a few steps you can take:

1. Contact the nursing home administration immediately and express your concerns about your mother's care, especially the lack of bandage...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I was given a 850 for probate I went to object , the judge never gave me the opportunity to object. Can I appeal.

I had no other details or was ever told anything and the judge granted someone else letters to administrate a unit I have lived in for 10 yrs. I received a notice from the lawyer I had 30 days to move I live in a non profit public housing where it's ran by a board. The board voted me in as a... View More

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that you have a complex legal situation involving probate, housing rights, and potential appeal. Here are a few points to consider:

1. Appealing the probate decision: If you believe the judge did not give you a proper opportunity to...
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Q: Under CCP 1094.5, we seek to petition the superior court to review the validity of an administrative order or decision

Medi-Cal denied this beneficiary benefits but Medi-Cal's findings are not support by substantial eveidence in the light of the whole record.

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answered on Apr 22, 2024

In California, a writ of administrative mandamus under Code of Civil Procedure section 1094.5 is the appropriate means to challenge the validity of a final administrative decision, such as a denial of Medi-Cal benefits, when the decision is alleged to be unsupported by substantial evidence in the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Civil Litigation, Collections and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Are there civil attorneys that deal with credit-card debt claims for disabled veterans?

My husband is 100% service-connected disabled veteran. We tried launching a business and failed. We just had a baby girl, and I am not working, we have two claims against my husband. What can we do, we are not trying to escape the debt, but at this time we have no money to pay them in full and the... View More

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answered on Apr 20, 2024

In California, there are civil attorneys who handle credit card debt claims, including those involving disabled veterans. These legal professionals can help negotiate with creditors to possibly reduce the amount owed or set up manageable payment plans. Given your husband's status as a 100%... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Social Security and Public Benefits for California on
Q: How will a 100,000 car accident settlement effect my SSI and my Medical Insurance. ?
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

If you receive a large settlement from a car accident while on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program), it can potentially impact your eligibility for these benefits. Here's what you should know:

1. SSI: SSI is a needs-based program, and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Q: my mom is withholding my birth certificate, and Social Security card. What do I do in the state of California?

I have been homeless and trying to get into a rehab and I cannot get my Social Security card or my birth certificate from my mom

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answered on Mar 27, 2024

In California, if your mom is withholding your important documents like your birth certificate and Social Security card, you have options to regain access to these crucial pieces of identification. For your birth certificate, you can apply for a replacement through the California Department of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for California on
Q: If my father is currently living in a veterans housing unit (VTC) can’t find elsewhere to live can they still evict him?

He has been living there for just under a year. This first six months was given to him. They did extend his stay for 6 more months, then another month. They’ve only helped him apply to one apartment which he didn’t qualify for. During this time he’s had many medical issues including heart... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

In California, residents in veterans housing units, such as Veterans Transition Centers (VTC), can face eviction under certain circumstances, including the expiration of their stay period or non-compliance with the program's rules. However, given your father's situation, there are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Is there anyway for her to receive this inheritance without her becoming ineligible for SSI and medicaid insurance?

My mom is on SSI and my grandparents passed away and she is going to be getting 40,000 dollar inheritance. Her medication every month costs thousands of dollars and she also just started seeing a specialist that I know is super expensive to see. So losing her Medicaid health insurance would... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

In California, receiving a large inheritance can affect eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). However, there are legal avenues to manage this inheritance in a way that preserves these essential benefits. One common strategy is setting up a Special... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: denied all intake and services from CA dept vocational rehab, Santa Barbara. without a plan, no CAP advocates allowed

CA Dept Voc Rehab DVR states online that they provide education, business assistance, and that one can even start their own business, also medical, transportation, etc. Being denied even an application process, seems highly illegal. Not having a plan at all, not even being a client at all, what can... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

In California, individuals with disabilities are entitled to access services from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), which aims to assist in employment, education, and independent living. If you've been denied services or even the application process, it's important to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Left abandoned homeless for years with SEction 8 housing Choice Voucher. disabled female senior . Goleta housing office

Homeless in park for years. Can't be in shelters, health issues. Can shelters or city be required to provide me hotels? While other counties have hotel programs we do not, this is discriminatory. Santa Barbara City council passed law of no tents or encampments in parks. I am disabled, sick,... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

Under California law, individuals with disabilities, including seniors, have certain rights to accommodations and support, particularly when it comes to housing. However, the requirements for shelters or cities to provide specific accommodations like hotel vouchers can vary based on local programs... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Does durable power of attorney trump oc social services interferences

Being harrassed and medicare or family member trying to seize our assests

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

In California, a durable power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows one person (the principal) to appoint another person (the agent) to make financial decisions on their behalf, even if the principal becomes incapacitated. This document can grant broad authority to the agent, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My son court hearing was canceled and the reason for it was vacated
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

In California, when a court hearing is described as "vacated," it means that the scheduled hearing has been cancelled and will not take place as originally planned. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, the parties reaching a settlement, a procedural issue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I am in california, and working with Regional Center of Orange County and believe they have cost me over $10,000

I was offered various services and programs that would cover the costs of childcare for my kids. The paperwork for these programs began in 08/23. I was told it would take a month or two to complete. During that time I interviewed and eventually hired on someone that would provide said childcare... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, it seems you may have grounds to sue the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) here. A few key points here:

- RCOC offered and initiated services/programs to cover childcare costs starting in August 2023. This created a reliance on their representations.

- Based on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I received all the benefits from an EDD disability claim for one year. However, I received an extension for 3 more month

I received all the benefits from an EDD disability claim for one year. However, I received an extension for 3 more months of disability from my doctor because my illness had worsened. I received a disqualification letter from the EDD: Basis: California Unemployment Insurance Code, Section 2608.... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

In California, if you have received all the benefits from an EDD disability claim for one year but require an extension due to worsening illness, you may be eligible to re-apply for additional benefits. However, it's important to note that receiving an extension is not guaranteed, and your... View More

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