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Consumer Links

California Consumer Justice Coaltion
www.caconsumerjustice.org
Excellent source of information for Californians facing foreclosure or other consumer debt issues. Refers consumers to help they can trust.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
www.naca.net
Great source of information about places to complain about consumer problems and to find a lawyer.
National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
www.nclc.org
Advocate for low-income consumer justice and the leading expert on low-income consumer issues.
 

Goverment Benefits Links

CalMedicare: Medicare
Information for Californians

www.calmedicare.org
Provides information on Medicare to California residents.  Includes links to HMOs and disability billing and claims.
California Advocates for
Nursing Home Reform

www.canhr.org
Provides helpful links to find nursing homes, lawyers and information on Medi-Cal and several other services.
California Health Advocates
www.cahealthadvocates.org/
Provides answers and information on Medicare and other health services.
Department of Public Social Services: Medicare Premium Assistance Programs
www.ladpss.org
Guide to free and low-cost health care programs and services – aged, blind and disabled.
Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
Comprehensive website for veterans.  Includes information on health, pension benefits, memorial benefits, employment and more.
National Immigration Law Center
www.nilc.org/
Protects and promotes the rights and opportunities of low income immigrants and their family members.  Specialize in immigration law and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants.
National Health Law Program
www.healthlaw.org/
Provides information on Medicare & Medi-Cal.
Social Security Administration, The
www.ssa.gov
Comprehensive information about social security, SSI, SSDI and Medicare benefits.
Western Center for Law & Poverty, The
www.wclp.org/
A non-profit legal services program devoted to high-impact poverty law litigation and legislative advocacy in the state of California.  Great self help and advocate resources.
More information is available at governmentbenefits@bettzedek.org

Health Links

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov
Contains a large and helpful listing of resources on aging.
Alliance for Healthy Homes
www.afhh.org
Comprehensive website with information on healthy home environments, health hazards at home, and decent and affordable housing.
Alzheimer’s Association, The
www.alz.org
Provides useful information about Alzheimer’s Disease. Discusses medical issues and public policy.
California Health Advocates
www.cahealthadvocates.org/
Provides answers and information on Medicare and other health services.
Health Consumer Alliance, The
http://healthconsumer.org/LosAngeles.html
Helps low-income residents of Los Angeles County navigate through the maze of today’s health care system.  Helps people get the health care they need.
Health Care for All
http://hcfama.org/
Provides health information and links to the public.
National Center on Elder Abuse, The
www.ncea.aoa.gov
Expertise in the field of elder abuse. NCEA serves professionals, practitioners and the public.
National Health Law Program
http://hcfama.org/
Provides information on Medicare & Medi-Cal.
Needymeds.com
www.needymeds.com
A comprehensive list of pharmaceutical manufacturers' programs for free medications to financially eligible persons.
Western Center for Law & Poverty, The
www.wclp.org
A non-profit legal services program devoted to high-impact poverty law litigation and legislative advocacy in the state of California.  Great self help and advocate resources.

Housing Links

Alliance for Healthy Homes
www.afhh.org
Comprehensive website with information on healthy home environments, health hazards at home, and decent and affordable housing.
City of Los Angeles Housing Department
http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet
Information about rental housing and home ownership rights and responsibilities, including information about rent control, fair housing and predatory lending.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
http://nlihc.org
Dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
http://nlchp.org
General Information about homelessness, earned income tax credit information, vacant property acquisition, publication list, selected legal rights of homeless persons, international work, and education of homeless children.
National Housing Law Project
www.nhlp.org
A national housing law and advocacy center.  Its goal is to advance housing justice for the poor by increasing and preserving the supply of decent affordable housing, by improving existing housing conditions, and by expanding and enforcing low-income tenants’ and homeowners’ rights.
US Department of Housing & Urban Development
www.hud.gov
An informative website for homeowners, buyers, renters and seekers.  Provides links to home buying, renting, home services, programs,  grants and more.
Western Center for Law & Poverty, The
www.wclp.org
A non-profit legal services program devoted to high-impact poverty law litigation and legislative advocacy in the state of California.  Great self help and advocate resources.

Jewish/Holocaust Related Links

Art Loss Register
www.artloss.com
World’s largest, Holocaust, private, international database of lost and stolen art.
Austrian Looted Property and Assets
www.nationalfunds.org
Victims of National Socialist persecution who suffered losses to property.
Austrian Slave and Forced Labor
www.reconciliationfund.at
The Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace and Cooperation will make payments to forced laborers of the Nazi regime on the territory of present-day Austria.
Dutch Looted Property and Assets
www.joodsetegoeden.nl
The Maror Funds for the disbursement of looted Jewish assets from the Netherlands.  (Note - this internet link was not operating properly as of 11/15/2012, but is left here for reference purposes should it again become available.)
French Looted Property and
Assets/French Orphans

www.civs.gouv.fr
The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation Resulting from Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation.
German Slave and ForcedLabor/Medical Experimentation
(Jewish) - And German Pension
for Work in Ghetto

www.claimscon.org
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., which provides funding to Bet Tzedek, administers this program for the German Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future.
German Slave and Forced Labor/Medical Experimentation
(non-Jewish)

www.compensation-for-forced-labour.org
The International Organization for Migration administers this program for the German Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future.
Holocaust and War Victims Tracing
and Information Center of the
American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
Free service that assists persons seeking documentation of their Holocaust experiences and fates of family members missing since the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Insurance
www.icheic.org
The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims accepts claims arising out of unpaid insurance policies issued to Holocaust victims and survivors.  The deadline to file claims was December 2003. A proposed settlement with Generali, currently being reviewed in Federal court, would provide rights to file insurance claims outside of ICHEIC through March 31, 2007.
Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, The
www.jewishla.org
Central planning, coordinating and fundraising body for 18 local international agencies.  Supports a variety of programs for people in need on a nonsectarian basis in Los Angeles and in over 58 countries around the world.
Swiss Banks
www.swissbankclaims.com
Claims information and forms related to the $1.25 billion Swiss Banks Settlement (in re: Holocaust Victims Assets Litigation).
United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum

www.ushmm.org/assets
International guide to recent activities regarding Holocaust-era assets.  An excellent historical resource.

Legal Links

American Bar Association:
Commission on Law & Aging

www.abanet.org/aging/
Guide for elderly Americans.
American Bar Association
www.abanet.org
A consumer's guide to legal help on the Internet.
California Courts: Self-Help Center
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/
This website will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.
Connecticut Elder Legal Services
http://CTElderLaw.org
Legal services website for seniors living in Connecticut.
Consumer Law Page
http://consumerlawpage.com
A Collection of over 200 articles and brochures by litigation specialists providing practical legal first aid on accident and insurance claims, defective products, birth defects, financial and corporate fraud and more.
Disability Rights California (formerly Protection & Advocacy, Inc.)
www.disabilityrightsca.org
A legal advocacy non-profit.  They have great self help publications online in many languages.
Equal Justice Network
http://equaljustice.org
Online meeting place, information source, and connection mechanism for lawyers and other advocates involved in efforts to provide civil legal assistance to low-income people.
GotTrouble.com
www.gottrouble.com
Delivers real world solutions to people facing serious legal and financial trouble.  Immediate access to vital information and resources.
Law Help California
www.lawhelpcalifornia.org
Provides free online access to legal referrals and self help information.
Legal Services Corporation
www.lsc.gov
Locate all LSC-funded legal services programs in the nation
Legal Services of Northern California
www.lsnc.net/
Provides helpful information regarding legal aid issues.  Also contains links to California and Federal Courts.
Legal Services Providers for
Older Americans: By State

www.aoa.gov
Search for legal services providers by state.
Los Angeles County Bar Association
www.lacba.org
Links and legal information for Los Angelenos.
National Health Law Program
www.healthlaw.org/
Provides information on Medicare & Medi-Cal.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
www.naca.net
Excellent source of information about places to complain about consumer problems and to find a lawyer.
National Senior Citizens Law Center, The
www.nsclc.org
Advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.
National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
www.nclc.org
Advocate for low-income consumer justice and a leading expert on low-income consumer issues.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
http://nlchp.org
General Information about homelessness, earned income tax credit information, vacant property acquisition, publication list, selected legal rights of homeless persons, international work, and education of homeless children.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
www.nlada.org
Oldest and largest national non-profit membership organization devoting all its resources to advocating equal justice for all Americans.
National Veteran Legal Services Program
www.nvlsp.org
Advocacy and information assistance for veterans whose opportunities and lifestyles have been altered by the effects of military service.
National Housing Law Project
www.nhlp.org
A national housing law and advocacy center.  Its goal is to advance housing justice for the poor by increasing and preserving the supply of decent affordable housing, by improving existing housing conditions, and by expanding and enforcing low-income tenants’ and homeowners’ rights.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
www.naela.org
A non-profit association website that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.
National Immigration Law Center
www.nilc.org/
Protects and promotes the rights and opportunities of low income immigrants and their family members.  Specializes in immigration law and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants.
Public Counsel Law Center
www.publiccounsel.org
Largest Pro Bono law office in the nation and the public interest law firm of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.
Senior Legal Hotline
www.seniorlegalhotline.org
A nonprofit agency providing free legal advice, assistance and education for seniors.
Senior Law Website
www.seniorlaw.com
A website where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
Senior Legal Hotline
www.seniorlegalhotline.org
A nonprofit agency providing free legal advice, assistance and education for seniors.
State Bar of California:“Seniors and the Law” Downloadable Guidebook
www.calbar.ca.gov
Click on the “Seniors and the Law” guidebook icon on the bottom right corner of the homepage.  You may download this guide created for maturing Californians.
Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles
www.lasuperiorcourt.org/
Includes general Superior Court information as well as information on filing small claims action.
Western Center for Law & Poverty, The
www.wclp.org/
A non-profit legal services program devoted to high-impact poverty law litigation and legislative advocacy in the state of California.  Great self help and advocate resources.

Senior Resources Links

Accent on Seniors
www.accentonseniors.com
Placement with a Personal TouchAccent on Seniors, a "FREE" personalized referral placement service, offers expert recommendations to 1300+ Retirement, Assisted Living, Board & Care, Skilled Nursing and Alzheimer's/Dementia facilities. Our personalized, state licensed, community services assist senior, their families and health care professionals.
Administration on Aging
www.aoa.dhhs.gov
Contains a large and helpful listing of resources on aging.
Alzheimer’s Association, The
www.alz.org
Provides useful information about Alzheimer’s Disease. Discusses medical issues and public policy.
American Bar Association:
Commission on Law & Aging

www.abanet.org/aging/

Guide for elderly Americans.
American Association of Retired Persons, The
www.aarp.org
Provides comprehensive information about its programs and services.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
www.canhr.org
Provides helpful links to find nursing homes, lawyers and information on Medi-Cal and several other services.
Center for Social Gerontology
www.tcsg.org/links.htm
A non-profit research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society.
Connecticut Elder Legal Services
http://CTElderLaw.org
Legal services website for seniors living in Connecticut.
Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov
Comprehensive website for veterans.  Includes information on health, pension benefits, memorial benefits, employment and more.
GMCC ElderWeb
www.elderweb.org
Online community of older adult computer users and one of the oldest and most comprehensive eldercare gateways on the web.  It is an online sourcebook with thousands of reviewed links to non-commercial, online information about health, finance, housing and aging.
Legal Services Providers for Older
Americans: By State

www.aoa.gov
Search for legal services providers by state.
National Senior Citizens Law Center, The
www.nsclc.org
Advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
www.naela.org
A non-profit association website that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.
National Center on Elder Abuse, The
www.ncea.aoa.gov
Expertise in the field of elder abuse. NCEA serves professionals, practitioners and the public.
Senior Law Website
www.seniorlaw.com
A website where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
Senior Legal Hotline
www.seniorlegalhotline.org
A nonprofit agency providing free legal advice, assistance and education for seniors.
Social Security Administration, The
www.ssa.gov
Official website of the Social Security Administration with information and links for planning, obtaining and learning about social security.
State Bar of California:“Seniors and the Law” Downloadable Guidebook
www.calbar.ca.gov
Click on the “Seniors and the Law” guidebook icon on the bottom right corner of the homepage.  You may download this guide created for maturing Californians.
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
www.rrb.gov
An independent agency in the executive branch of the Federal Government. The RRB administers comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for railroad workers and their families.
US Department of Housing &
Urban Development: Seniors
www.hud.gov/groups/seniors.cfm
Information about housing options for seniors.

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