Do you qualify for Medi-Cal benefits?Who is Eligible for Medi-Cal Beginning January 2014?
Do you qualify for Medi-Cal benefits?
Who is Eligible for Medi-Cal Beginning January 2014?
Medi-Cal services will be expanded beginning January 2014. In addition to the individuals who satisfy the eligibility requirements listed above, Medi-Cal will also be available to adults under 138% of the federal poverty level who are citizens or legal California residents for 5 or more years.
To see if you qualify based on income, look at the chart below. Income numbers are based on your annual, or yearly, earnings.
|Family Size||138% of Federal Poverty Level|
|Each Additional Person||Add $5,603|
You can also get Medi-Cal if you are:
65 or older
In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
On refugee status for a limited time, depending how long you have been in the United States
A parent or caretaker relative or a child under 21 if:
The child’s parent is deceased or doesn’t live with the child, or The child’s parent is incapacitated, or The child’s parent is under employed or unemployed
Have been screened for breast and/or cervical cancer (Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program)
If you are enrolled in one of the following programs, you can also get Medi-Cal:
- CalWorks (AFDC)
- Refugee Assistance
- Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program