What are the requirements to apply for Medi-Cal?

You can also get Medi-Cal if you are:

  • 65 or older.
  • Blind.
  • Disabled.
  • Under 21.
  • Pregnant.
  • 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 of an age eligible child.

Can you apply for Medi-Cal at any time?

You can apply for Medi-Cal at any time of the year by mail, phone, fax, or email. You can also apply online or in person. You can only apply for Covered California coverage on certain dates. To learn when you can apply, go to www.coveredca.comor call1-800-300-1506 (TTY 1-888-889-4500).

Does Medi-Cal look at your bank account?

An important note: For long-term care Medicaid, there is a 60-month look back period (30-months in California). Because of this look back period, the agency that governs the state’s Medicaid program will ask for financial statements (checking, savings, IRA, etc.)

How do I know if I qualify for Medi-Cal?

To find out if you qualify for one of Medi-Cal’s programs, look at your countable asset levels. You may have up to $2,000 in assets as an individual or $3,000 in assets as a couple. Some of your personal assets are not considered when determining whether you qualify for Medi-Cal coverage.

Can I get approved for Medi-Cal?

Even though it can seem difficult to get approved for Medi-Cal, it is relatively simple to apply for it, as you can do it online , by mail, or in person. The easiest way to do it is online, as California’s streamlined application covers both Medi-Cal and other low-cost insurance options.

How do I enroll in Medi Cal?

Most people who have Medi-Cal must enroll in a medical plan. You or a member of your family must choose a medical plan if: To find out if you must enroll, call Health Care Options (HCO) Medi-Cal Managed Care at 1-800-430-4263 (TTY 1-800-430-7077) or HCO Coordinated Care Initiative at 1-844-580-7272 (TTY 1-800-430-7077). The call is free.

How can I qualify for Medi Cal?

Medicare and Medi-Cal are two different programs. While eligibility for Medi-Cal is highly dependent on income levels and assets, Medicare is not. If you are over 65 years old or you have a long-term disability, you will likely qualify for Medicare. If you are low-income, you may qualify for both.