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Basic Eligibility Requirements
  • You must reside in California.
  •  You must provide information about your income and verification of other necessary information if requested. 
  • If you file income taxes, then you must declare your tax filing status, however, it is not required that you file taxes to apply for Medi-Cal.  
  • Be 19 to 64 years old.
Income Requirements

Below are the income limits for adults based on the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) amounts.

Income Requirements
Family Size Income Limit
1 $1,468
2 $1,983
3 $2,498
4 $3,013
5 $3,529
6 $4,044
7 $4,559
8 $5,074
Citizenship/Immigration Requirements

Adults under the age of 26 are eligible to Full-Scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of their immigration status.

Immigration Status and Medi-Cal Benefits
Immigration Status: You may be eligible to:
Satisfactory Immigration Status Full Scope Benefits    
Non-Satisfactory Immigration Status Restricted Scope Benefits
Renewal Requirements

Your Medi-Cal eligibility must be reviewed at least once a year.


Apply On-Line with Your Benefits Now

The easiest and quickest way is to apply for CalWORKs online at Your Benefits Now.

Apply By Phone
You can apply by phone. Call the Customer Service Center (CSC) (866) 613-3777 to have an application mailed to you.

Apply In Person
You can apply In person at any Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) District Office or outreach site.
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