Who Qualifies for Medi-Cal?

You qualify for Medi-Cal if you get cash assistance under:

  •  SSI/SSP
  •  CalWorks
  •  Refugee Assistance
  •  Foster Care of Adoption Assistance Program

If you do not get cash assistance, you may still qualify for Medi-Cal. You must meet one of the following:

  • Low-income adults without children, or with children over the age of 21 
  • Low-income parents, caretaker relative, or child under 21 if:
    • The child's parent is deceased or doesn't live with the child, or
    • The child's parent is incapacitated, or
    • The child's parent is under employed or unemployed
  • Low-income seniors (65 years or older)
  • People who are legally blind or disabled
  • Low-income pregnant women
  • Diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
  • People under 21 years
  • Persons in a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
  • Parents of children who were previously denied for having too many assets (a boat or truck)
  • Foster youth who are now 21 or older