Pickle Amendment Programs
Special eligibility requirements for individuals who were terminated from SSI/SSP after April 1977 due to a Social Security Administration (SSA) cost of living increase.

What services are offered?
Comprehensive preventive care services, primary and specialty care, medical office visits, vision and dental care, mental health services, hospitalization and prescription medicines.

Who can be covered?
Persons currently receiving SSA RSDI benefits who meet all of the following criteria:

  • were eligible for and received both RSDI and SSI/SSP benefits after April 1977, and were subsequently terminated from SSI/SSP;
  • were terminated from SSI/SSP for any reason;
  • received an RSDI cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) subsequent to the SSI/SSP termination; and
  • would be eligible to SSI/SSP if the RSDI cost-of-living adjustments were disregarded.

SSI/SSP Income Limits
04/06 (Updated Annualy)
Aged or disabled Blind Disabled minor
$877 $935 $784
Both are aged or disabled Both are blind One is blind, other is aged or disabled
$1,641 $1,751 $1,666

Is there an income limit?
Yes. Must meet SSI/SSP income limits if RSDI cost-of-living adjustments were disregarded.  See SSI/SSP Income Limits chart for further details.

Property Limit
Individual $2,000
Couple $3,000

Is there a property limit?
SSI property regulations and limits apply. For an individual, the limit is $2,000.  For two persons, the limit is $3,000.

Can an individual receive services if he/she has other health insurance?

How much does it cost?
No cost.

Is citizenship or legal residency required??

How to file an application?
You can apply at a Department of Public Social Services Medi-cal office near you.  To view a map of the Medi-Cal office locations, Click Here.

Last Updated: June 2015
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