Is Medi-Cal automatic for SSI – Supplemental Security Benefit beneficiaries – recipients?
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Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) and Medicaid – Medi-Cal are needs-based programs.
Many individuals receive SSI due to poverty and others receive SSI due to disability.
In most states, including California, disabled people who qualify for SSI automatically become eligible for Medi-Cal, Medicaid, which is the joint federal and state program providing medical coverage for the needy.
Medicaid benefits can cover items like prescription medication, transportation, and home-based care.
Links & Resources
Our webpage on
DAC Disabled Adult Children *
SSI in CA Factsheet
What are the income & resource qualifications to be on SSI?
See our Page on SSI.
What if you are claimed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes?
See our page on definition of household.
SSI and SSDI – Contact Info
We didn’t get a redetermination packet this year. Are we OK, what’s going on?
Medi-Cal may have done your renewal through electronic verification through the Federal Hub Try checking our pages for various counties, our contact page for Medi-Cal and the link for all counties. Many counties have an online system that you can enroll in, to get up to the minute status and give them your updates online.
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