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Adults without Children

Adults, who are between the ages 19 to 64, without children may qualify for no cost Medi-Cal benefits.

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 Limit for Adults 19-64 Years of Age
0-138% FPL
1 $1,732
2 $2,352
3 $2,970
4 $3,588
5 $4,208
6 $4,826
7 $5,445
8 $6,064
Citizenship/Immigration Requirements

As of January 1, 2024, a new law in California gives full Medi-Cal to all Californians who qualify for Medi-Cal.  Unlike before, immigration status does not matter. This new law means that all California residents who qualify for Medi-Cal will receive full Medi-Cal benefits, bringing us closer to a Healthy California for All.

Renewal Requirements

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


Apply On-Line with BenefitsCal

The easiest and quickest way is to apply for Medi-Cal online at BenefitsCal.

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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