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How does Medi-Cal eligibility work?

How does Medi-Cal eligibility work?

If your family has income at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (266% of FPL if you’re a child), you may be eligible for Income-Based Medi-Cal. If you qualify for SSI (Supplemental Security Income), you are automatically eligible for SSI-Linked Medi-Cal.

Can you work and still get Medi-Cal?

In general, you can keep your Medi-Cal or Medicare benefits when you start working.

Who can access Medi-Cal?

As a Medi-Cal member, you have access to member services like anyone who has a private insurance plan. Since Medi-Cal members receive a commercial plan or a public plan, you receive this assistance through your plan. However, many plans have similar member services, and you can get some help through Covered California.

How do I get my Medi-Cal ID number?

​(800) 541-5555

  1. The Medi-Cal Member’s beneficiary ID number. or.
  2. The last 4 digits of the Member’s Social Security Number.
  3. And the Member’s date of birth (2 digit month and 4-digit year) i.e. 12/1961.

How much money can I make and still qualify for Medi-Cal?

According to Covered California income guidelines and salary restrictions, if an individual makes less than $47,520 per year or if a family of four earns wages less than $97,200 per year, then they qualify for government assistance based on their income.

How much can you make and still qualify for Medi-Cal?

Your household income must not exceed more than 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) based on your household size. For example, if you live alone, your income cannot be more than $16,395 a year. If you live with a spouse or another adult, your combined income cannot be more than $22,108 a year.

How do I get my Medi-Cal card online?

Apply online at . Applications are securely transferred directly to your local county social services office, since Medi-Cal is provided at the county level. If you need additional help applying or have additional questions, you can contact a trained Certified Enrollment Counselor (CEC) for free.

When can you apply for Medi Cal?

Anyone 65 or older is automatically eligible to enroll in Medi-Cal, as is anyone who is under the age of 21. People between those ages are eligible if they are the parent or a caretaker relative of a child under 21, but only if one or more of the child’s parents are deceased or doesn’t live with the child; or if the child’s parent is incapacitated;

Who can apply for Medi Cal?

Those who automatically qualify for Medi-Cal include individuals who are 65 or older, are blind or disabled, and receive Supplemental Security Income ( SSI )/State Supplementary Payment (SSP).

Is Medi Cal the same as Medicaid?

Medi-Cal and Medicaid are essentially the same thing. Medi-Cal is designed to pay medical costs for low-income persons of any age. Medi-Cal is a need-based program, meaning it is available to those who, regardless of age, meet the state’s financial eligibility and medical qualification requirements.

How to check my Medi Cal coverage?

Visit the Agency In Person. Social Services agencies throughout California have different names in different counties.

  • Call Medi-Cal Directly. You can also check on your Medi-Cal status by calling the Medi-Cal hotline at (800) 541-5555.
  • Send an Inquiry by Mail.
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