Medi-Cal: Offers health care coverage for eligible County residents. Eligible individuals and families can access health care, dental care, or other health services.
FILING AN APPLICATION
Older Adult Expansion
The Older Adult Expansion will be effective May 1, 2022. The Expansion extends eligibility for full scope Medi-Cal to all people who are 50 years of age or older, who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria, and immigration status does not matter. If you have active restricted scope Medi-Cal in May 2022 you will be automatically transitioned to full scope Medi-Cal. If you receive a renewal notice, please fill it out and return it to the county so that there is no processing delay. If you do not have active restricted scope Medi-Cal you can apply for Medi-Cal online, by mail, by telephone, at your local county office, by fax or in person. If you qualify for full scope Medi-Cal under the Older Adult Expansion, you will receive a notice to tell you about your eligibility for full scope Medi-Cal and the beginning date, which will be May 1, 2022 or after.
Asset Limit Changes
On July 1, 2022 the asset limit for Medi-Cal programs for people who are 65 or older or disabled is increasing. These changes apply to things you own, which can be counted for Medi-Cal eligibility. These items include bank accounts, cash, second vehicles and homes, and other financial resources. The previous limits were $2,000 for one person, and $3,000 for a couple. The new limits are $130,000 for one person, and an additional $65,000 for each additional family member. If you believe you may be eligible for Medi-Cal once the new limits start, you are encouraged to apply. If you are already in a Medi-Cal program which has asset limits, you will be able to keep more than you could before. Please contact your local county Medi-Cal office if you have any questions.
If you have any questions, or if your Medi-Cal application was denied, please contact your local county office. Find your local county office here: http://dhcs.ca.gov/COL