COVID -19 Resources for People with Disabilities Answers frequently asked questions about the Economic Impact Payments (commonly known as stimulus payments) established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Guidance on Stimulus Checks and SSI / SSP (Social Security Administration) The Social Security Administration (SSA) has released a document stating that all stimulus checks, including California’s stimulus payments, in addition to unemployment insurance payments and other COVID-related relief are “disaster assistance” and so are not to be counted as either an asset or a resource with regards to SSI. The guidance should serve to clarify any uncertainties about whether any of these relief payments jeopardize SSI and SSP payments.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time.
Southern California Edison Offers Bill Help to Customers Impacted by COVID-19
Pacific Gas and Electric
If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate through our CARE or FERA programs.
Health Care Coverage/Health Insurance from Covered California
California LifeLine is a state program providing discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households.
Affordable Home Internet for as low a $10-23/month if you are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, CalFresh, SSI, SSDI, Medical or have a household income under $40,000/year.
Internet For All Now via the California Department of Education website. The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents. This site has a table that contains special offers extended by various providers throughout the state.