Individuals and families who meet particular eligibility requirements, such as California residency, income and property (in certain circumstances), are potentially eligible for no-cost or low-cost Medi-Cal benefits. Applicants who meet income and other eligibility requirements can receive Medi-Cal regardless of age, gender, disability, or household composition. If you are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, you may qualify for full Medi-Cal benefits regardless of age.
The following non-citizens may also qualify for full Medi-Cal benefits regardless of immigration status:
• Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Abuse or other Serious Crimes
• Certain Humanitarian Parolees admitted under the United for Ukraine (U4U) program
• Cuban/Haitian Entrants
• Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders from Afghanistan and Afghanistan nationals admitted under the Operation Allies Refuge program
• Amerasians, and
• Battered non-citizens (also known as the Violence Against Women’s Act [VAWA])
Please visit the USCIS website for full descriptions on each of the categories above or the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) website more information.