What Are the Income Qualifications for Medi-Cal?


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The income qualification for Medi-Cal is a salary less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the California Department of Health Care Services. As of 2015, this ranges from $16,105 for one person to more than $77,736 for families with more than 12 people.

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Medi-Cal is the Medicaid program for California, states San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage. The income qualification makes Medi-Cal available to anyone who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident of California for more than five years, as long as he meets the criteria. Those who have income close to the poverty level should apply because not all income may count.

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