Eligibility

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Individuals listed below may qualify for Medi-Cal:

  • Expanded Medi-Cal
  • 65 or older
  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Under 21
  • Pregnant
  • Diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility
  • 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.

You may 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.

For more information on Medi-Cal eligibility and benefits please see Medi-Cal: What it means to you - PUB 68 (pdf).