How is Medi-Cal eligibility determined?

Eligibility is determined based on certain qualifications, including: Tax Household, resources, income, and residency; as well as, whether or not the applicant is aged, blind or disabled or has dependent children in the home whose parent(s) are unemployed, deceased, disabled or absent. Comprehensive Serivces for Older Adults (CSOA) Medi-Cal staff reviews resources and income information for all household applicants. Resources can include bank accounts, life insurance, burial funds, etc. 

For Medi-Cal purposes, a client’s home of residence and one vehicle is exempt. The resource limit for one person is $2,000 and for two people it is $3,000*. The property limit is then increased for each additional dependent living in the home. *The resource level is significantly increased for persons entering Long Term Care (Nursing Home) who have a spouse still living at home. For further information, contact us at 707-253-3818.

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1. What is Medi-Cal?
2. What is the difference between Medi-Cal, Medicaid and Medicare?
3. Who is eligible for Medi-Cal?
4. How is Medi-Cal eligibility determined?
5. What services does Medi-Cal pay for?
6. How do I apply for Medi-Cal?
7. What documents may I be asked to provide?
8. How much does Medi-Cal cost?
9. What is Partnership?
10. Does everyone on the Medi-Cal application have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national?
11. Can green card holders, including those who have lived legally in the US for fewer than 5 years, apply for Medi-Cal?
12. What is the difference between Medi-Cal services provided at Self-Sufficiency and those provided at Comprehensive Services for Older Adults?
13. My husband and I are applying for Medi-Cal; do I need to fill out two applications?
14. What is a Medi-Cal Notice of Action (NOA)?
15. How do I get a new Medi-Cal benefit card?
16. What do I do if I got one Notice of Action (NOA) saying that I am approved for Medi-Cal and another NOA with a different date saying I am approved or denied for Medi-Cal?