The California State Department of Rehabilitation has placed disabled people on waiting lists for the last 20+ years. Just because someone is eligible for services in California doesn’t mean they will get them.
California Department of Rehabilitation (2017) discusses the Order of Selection on their website:
“Whereas, the Department has since reviewed projected resources and projected costs for state fiscal year 2017-18, which starts July 1, 2017, and ends June 30, 2018, as provided by California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7052(a), and determined that projected resources are inadequate to meet all the projected costs for state fiscal year 2017-18; projected resources remain sufficient only to continue to serve eligible individuals with the most significant disabilities . . . .”