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Whether you apply online, by phone, or in person, the disability benefits application process follows these general steps: You gather the information and documents you need to apply. We recommend you print and review the Adult Disability Checklist. It will help you gather the information you need to complete the application.How do I apply for disability in California?
You may apply for SSDI or SSI at any Social Security office.If you have a child or children with a disability, you may also apply for SSI on their behalf. For more information about SSDI and SSI, or to apply online, please visit the Social Security Administration's website .You can also locate your nearest Social Security office using this website.What are the benefits of having a CalABLE account?
Funds in a CalABLE account can be used for many different disability-related expenses, ranging from education, employment support, housing, transportation, assistive technology and healthcare. A CalABLE account lets you save for emergency funds that can keep you independent and productive.What are the requirements for disability benefits in California?
In order to receive benefits, an employee must file an SDI claim on EDD. In addition to filing the claim, they must also be on a leave of absence while receiving SDI benefits. Request a leave of absence using DGS OHR 28 and submit to your supervisor along with supporting documentation (physician's note, etc.) to substantiate the request.