News Story (California)
November 19, 2015
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Tags: Housing: Homelessness, Mental Health
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
Timothy Laraway, 57, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. As a destitute person in Los Angeles County, he’s entitled to get a subsistence benefit of $221 per month from the state’s General Relief (GR) system.
But Laraway’s best efforts to obtain that meager aid ran afoul of a complicated, stressful, exhausting bureaucratic process that stymies huge numbers of Angelenos with psychological issues from accessing GR, a new lawsuit alleges.