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English Instructions – Introduction
Health Reform and Medi Cal Expansion to Low Income.
Starting January 1, 2014, Americans under age 65 who have incomes less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level ($14,500 for an individual and $29,700 for a family of four in 2011) medicaid.gov
Complete an application ONLINE for Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program (CMSP), CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) and California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) benefits in California.
Who Can Get Medi-Cal?
People in many different situations qualify for Medi-Cal. They are listed below. If you are not in one of these groups, call your county social service agency to determine if you qualify for a county-operated medical assistance program.
You may automatically be eligible for Medi-Cal if you receive cash assistance under one of the following programs:
- SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program)
- CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids). Previously called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
- Refugee Assistance
- Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program.
Even if you don’t receive cash assistance, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal if you are one of the following:
- 65 or older
- Under 21
- Diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
- In a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility.
- Refugee status during a limited period of eligibility. Adult refugees may or may not be eligible depending upon how long they have been in the U.S.
- Parent or caretaker relative of a child under 21 and
- The child’s parent is deceased or does not live with the child, or
- The child’s parent is incapacitated, or
- The child’s parent who is the primary wage earner is unemployed or underemployed.
Agent Training – Plan Options Eligibility
What Medi Cal means to you pdf 39 pages
Medicaid.gov/ Eligibility Tons of links and Regulations
New Study shows Middle Age Residents lost coverage during the recession, they too, may qualify.
Here’s a report just released on how Medi Cal is working this year and gearing up for more people as the least amount of income needed to qualify is dropping to 133% of poverty level.
Basically, if you do not have money, you can apply to the state for help with your medical bills. Then the taxpayers, pay for you. Check the brochures and links below and with your Social Worker etc. Basically any type of illness would be covered.
Tax Credit for Individual Coverage
Other Free or low cost services
Law Help.org Public Benefits
Other Guaranteed Issue and Low Cost Plans
Share of Cost (I don’t think this will be relevant under Health Care Reform)
Share of Cost Medi Cal CHCF Brochure
If you would rather we do the research and find the answers to your questions or help you with forms, we can do that starting at $25. Please note that Medi-Cal should be helping you at no charge.
42 USC § 1396 – Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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