No Cost IDs To Increase Social Services Access


A new state law (AB 1733) aims to help homeless individuals obtain official birth certificates and California identification cards that are required to access certain social services, including those for mental health care, (CAB 1733 -- by Assembly members Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) provides homeless individuals with no-cost ID cards and birth certificates The law went into effect on July 1 2015.

Typically, birth certificates cost $28 per copy and original ID cards cost $26 or $8 for certain low-income individuals.