Applying for SSI can be a daunting task for some of our clients.
This Street Smarts section is intended to give you pertinent
information on the SSI program, including eligibility criteria
and what the clients can expect when going through the
application process. This information is primarily intended for
clients who are 18 years and older and applying for SSI for the
first time or for those clients who are about to turn 18.
The death of a client requires the counselor to attend to a list
of details and coordination items and to support the client’s
family, friends, and service providers, while dealing with their
own emotional reactions and responses. If you have questions,
consult with your Program Manager.
Medi-Cal is an important health support utilized by many HRC
clients. In addition to basic medical care, certain clients will
qualify for specialized care funded by Medi-Cal (e.g., shift
nursing, In-Home Supportive Services, durable medical equipment).
This Street Smarts section provides information on the Medi-Cal
program, to allow you to assist clients in accessing the Medi-Cal
services available to them.