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DISASTER LEGAL HOTLINES & RESOURCES - ABA

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION #74595397


This information is for the 2021 California Wildfire season.

The American Bar Association has a hotline and links to other resources for California Wildfires.
EVICTION MORATORIUM INFORMATION - NOLO

NOLO #71285600


AB-2179 extension temporarily protects tenants who submitted applications for rental assistance from eviction. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2179:
  • Applications for Housing is Key closed on 3/31/22.
  • Tenants who applied for Housing is Key on or before 3/31/22 can't be evicted for non-payment while their application is pending.
  • Tenants who have been denied assistance can be evicted.
  • Tenants can also be evicted for other reasons like causing a nuisance, etc.
  • The extension only applies to rent due before 4/1/22. Tenants are expected to pay 100% of rent due from 4/1/22 going forward.
  • The extension ends on June 30, 2022.
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COVID-19, California Eviction Moratoriums (Bans) and Tenant Protections -
https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/coronavirus-covid-19-california-eviction-bans-and-tenant-protections.html

Free downloadable CDC Eviction Ban Declaration Form - https://store.nol… [read more]
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD CALFILE & OTHER PROGRAMS - FTB

FRANCHISE TAX BOARD #68188120


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  • Phone 1
    916-845-6500

COVID-19 frequently asked questions for tax relief and assistance
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/help-with-covid-19.html

List of California disasters
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/business/deductions/disaster-codes.html
Includes counties affected and whether there was a state and/or federal disaster declaration.

How to file your tax return online
Do your Federal return first, then use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board for free.  https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/ways-to-file/online/calfile/index.asp. Or find other free options on the FTB website.

Go to https://www.ftb.ca.gov/ and click on the button that says CalFile.

Here's a CalFile how-to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Xgp6xT9vE&feature=youtu.be

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Franchise Tax Board Programs: Filing, Collection, Audit, Technology, Legal - https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/our-programs.html#filing

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MILTAX - US DOD

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE #69028480


If you’re in the military, you can use MilTax, a service provided by the Department of Defense that uses a version of H&R Block’s tax software.

It is available for free to active-duty service members as well as those in the Guard or Reserves, as well as their families. There are no income or tax form restrictions.

You can also get free advice from a professional who understands tax issues specific to the military. The phone number is 800-342-9647, or you can live chat with them here.

Connect With Military Tax Consultants
Have a question or need help starting? MilTax consultants are specially trained to help with unique tax situations specific to service members and their families. Reach out 24/7 to schedule a consultation at 800-342-9647. You can also get in-person support at a Volunteer Income Tax Support Assistance, VITA, office location.

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OFFICE OF PAYEE REVIEW AND BENEFICIARY ASSISTANCE - OPRABA

DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA #65984677


What is a Representative Payee (Rep. Payee)?
An individual or organization that the Social Security Administration (SSA) appoints to receive and manage the RSDI (Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits of another person, also referred to as a beneficiary. A rep. payee must use the benefits they receive for the use and benefit, and in the best interest of, the beneficiary.

What does OPRABA do?
  • Reviews of Rep. Payees
  • Educational Visits 
  • Initial Onsite Assessment of Fee for Service Organizations
  • Corrective Action Plans 
  • Trainings 
  • Information and Referral to Beneficiaries
How can OPRABA help?
  • If you suspect that a rep. payee is misusing or improperly using a beneficiary’s funds, contact OPRABA.
  • If you have a rep. payee and would like to learn how to be your own payee, contact OPRABA.
  • If you are a  rep. payee and you have questions about your duties, contact OPRABA.
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US GOVERNMENT SERVICES & INFORMATION - USA.GOV

USA.GOV #79115850


US Government Services and Information https://www.usa.gov/#tpcs

Call USA.gov at 1-844-USA-GOV1 (1-844-872-4681) to ask any question about the U.S. government for free. They'll get you the answer or tell you where to find it. They are open from 5am to 5pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
  • About the United States - Have a question about the USA? Learn where to find answers to the most requested facts about the United States of America.
  • Benefits, Grants, Loans - Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Includes info on getting help with paying bills, https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills
  • Consumer Issues - Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.
  • COVID-19 - Learn about the types of assistance the federal government offers people and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Disability Services - Find information for people with disabilities.
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