SUN HEALTH MEDICAL CLINIC

MEDICAL DISABILITY BENEFITS

If you are medically disabled by temporary or permanent illness, you may be able receive disability benefits.  California provides short-term State Disability Insurance (SDI) and United States of America provides long-term Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  If you have a qualifying illness, you may apply for partial or full disability.


STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI)

California: short-term, self-funded by employee payroll


FEDERAL DISABILITY

Qualifying Impairments

  SOCIAL SECUIRTY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI)

     USA long-term, based on disability and work credits, funded by employee/employer payroll

  FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)

     USA long-term, based on disability and income limits, funded by federal government


WHERE TO APPLY FOR DISABILITY

State

Federal


HEALTH INSURANCE

Once your SSDI and/or or SSI is active or when you are age 65, you are eligible to receive governmental health insurance (SSDI -> federal Medicare, SSI -> state Medi-Cal)


PAID FAMILY LEAVE

State


DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV)

Disabled Parking Placard/Plate


PUBLIC TRANSIT

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Paratransit:: if too sick to take regular transit, smaller bus taking you door to door


PARKS

National: free entry along with 3 other people

State