Updates: Court, Administrative Office, and Public Agency Closures and Modified Schedules to Protect Public Health

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Updated March 26, 2020 @ 9:36am Courts and administrative offices in multiple jurisdictions where BayLegal works and our clients live are closing, modifying schedules, and/or issuing guidances and new public safety rules in order to safeguard public health in light of the COVID-19 emergency. URGENT ALERT: For important information on how to avoid a new …

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Benefits for CalFresh Recipients Impacted by California Wildfires and Bay Area Power Shut-Offs

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If you are a CalFresh recipient and a victim of a California wildfire, you may be eligible to receive Disaster CalFresh (D-CalFresh) benefits. D-CalFresh benefits are emergency benefits provided over a 30-day period to CalFresh recipients who are victims of natural disasters. D-CalFresh provides these benefits on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which can …

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Raising Up Voices Impacted by Investment in Civil Legal Aid

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Alida Pepper giving a speech at a podium
Last month, Executive Director Genevieve Richardson introduced Skyler M. Rosellini, Staff Attorney with our Health Consumer Center (HCC) and his inspiring client, Álida Pepper, to an audience gathered to recognize the importance of investment in civil legal aid—and the need for more. The event was hosted by the American Bar Association at their annual meeting …

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Understanding the Facts and Planning Next Steps for Those Impacted by the New Public Charge Rule (in Spanish)

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Juliana-Morgan Trostle interview
BayLegal Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP) Juliana Morgan-Trostle appeared on Univision 14 last Friday to help dispel misinformation and address widespread concerns about the ways in which receiving certain public benefits might impact immigration status with the implementation of the new public charge rule scheduled for October 15, 2019. The interview …

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The San Francisco SSI Advocacy Pilot Marks 100 Clients Served

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Neighborhood in San Francisco with the Bay Bridge int the background
This week brings great news from BayLegal and our partners and funders in the San Francisco SSI Advocacy Pilot. Our team has just surpassed expectations for our first project year in under ten months, with more than 100 cases in which we have provided SSI advocacy to San Francisco residents experiencing homelessness or at risk …

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Juliana Morgan-Trostle on Univision 14: Information and Resources on Public Charge (Spanish)

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Equal Justice Works Fellow Juliana Morgan-Trostle appeared yesterday on Univision 14 to share critical information about public charge with Spanish-speaking viewers. You can watch her segment here. UPDATE 5/7/2019: A longer interview segment with Juliana Morgan-Trostle aired on May 6th. You can view this interview here.

Good news about CalFresh benefits for SSI recipients!

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Beginning May 1, 2019, hundreds of thousands of Californians will have a significant barrier to adequate and stable nutrition removed. Regulations barring Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients from receiving CalFresh benefits have been lifted, opening access to this critical safety-net program to large numbers of low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Estimates are that as …

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