Medi-Cal Enrollment & Renewal Assistance

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The latest expansion of Medi-Cal is here! This grants individuals aged 26-49, meeting income requirements, access to full-scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of immigration status. Learn more here.

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a public funded healthcare program in California. The program provides medical services for children and adults that are low income regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.

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What does Medi-Cal Cover?

Full-scope Medi-Cal provides medical, dental, vision, mental and family planning services including some medications.

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Medi-Cal Eligibility: Who Qualifies for Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal eligibility criteria are crucial to understand as they determine who can enroll in the program and access its benefits. For personalized guidance and assistance with determining eligibility, individuals are encouraged to reach out to Families Together of Orange County for support.

Here’s a breakdown of the key factors influencing eligibility:

Medi-Cal Income Limits:

Income limits play a crucial role in determining eligibility for the program. These limits vary based on factors such as household size, with larger households generally having higher income thresholds. Families Together of Orange County can provide specific information regarding income limits and eligibility criteria to help individuals determine their eligibility status accurately.

Medi-Cal Eligibility Calculator:

To simplify the process of determining eligibility, FTOC has developed a Medi-Cal Eligibility Calculator. This tool allows users to input their household income and size to receive an estimate of their eligibility status. While the calculator provides a helpful initial assessment, applicants should still consult with enrollment professionals for personalized guidance and assistance.
Click here to view the Calculator

Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) vs. Non-MAGI:

The majority of individuals applying for Medi-Cal are assessed based on their Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). This calculation considers various sources of income, such as wages, interest, and unemployment benefits, while deducting certain expenses. However, some applicants, particularly those with complex circumstances, may be evaluated under non-MAGI guidelines, which take into account additional factors beyond income.

Medi-Cal Expansion 2024:

Individuals between the ages of 26-49, meeting income requirements, now have the opportunity to enjoy the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, regardless of immigration status. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, still apply.​​

Is Medi-Cal Considered a Public Charge? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explicitly exclude the receipt of health, food, and housing benefits from the public charge determination. Consequently, utilizing Medi-Cal benefits will not negatively impact an individual’s immigration status.

Enrollment Made Easy: Families Together can make the enrollment process smoother. Our enrollment assistance services and dedicated Enrollment Navigators are here to help make process simple and accessible for you and your whole family.

View our in-depth article on the 2024 Medi-Cal Expansion here

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Medi-Cal Application: How Do You Apply for Medi-Cal?

Applying for Medi-Cal is a crucial step towards accessing essential healthcare services. Here’s a detailed guide on how to navigate the application process:

Have questions about your application? Schedule an appointment with one of our Benefit Enrollment Navigators by calling 800-597-7977 or completing the online form.

Medi-Cal Application

You can view the Medi-Cal Application at https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/myMedi-Cal.aspx

Medi-Cal Documentation Requirements

Before beginning the application process, gather the necessary documents to support your eligibility. These may include:

      • Identification card with photo
      • Birth certificate
      • Proof of income (such as paystubs, tax documents, or benefit award letters)
      • Proof of address

When Can You Apply for Medi-Cal?

You can apply for Medi-Cal at any time of the year.

Where to Apply for Medi-Cal

If you would like to complete the application yourself, you can submit it via:

  • Mail
  • Phone, fax, or email
  • Online at benefitscal.com or coveredca.com
  • In-person

Families Together of Orange County offers free enrollment assistance and education to help individuals and families apply for Medi-Cal coverage. You can schedule an appointment with one of our Benefit Enrollment Navigators by calling 800-597-7977 or completing the online form.

How Long Does it Take to Get Approved?

It may take up to 45 days to process your Medi-Cal application. If you apply for Medi-Cal based on disability, it may take up to 90 days. Your local county office or Covered California will send you an eligibility decision letter.

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How Do I Renew My Medi-Cal Coverage?

Maintaining up-to-date Medi-Cal coverage is essential to ensure continuous access to healthcare services. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to renew your Medi-Cal coverage:

How Often Do You Need to Renew Medi-Cal Coverage?

Families Together of Orange County can assist you in applying for Medi-Cal coverage. For assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Benefit Enrollment Navigators by calling 800-597-7977 or completing the form below.

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What is CalFresh?

CalFresh, or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), provides vital support to low-income individuals and families for accessing nutritious food. This program provides monthly electronic benefits that can be used to purchase a wide variety of food items at participating markets and food stores.

CalFresh Eligibility

CalFresh is for those meeting federal income criteria looking to support their food budget.

At Families Together of Orange County, we understand the importance of access to nutritious food. That’s why we offer assistance with the CalFresh application process as part of our comprehensive services, which also include Medi-Cal application and renewal support. We are committed to helping you and your family lead healthier lives.

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FTOC’s Medi-Cal Application & Renewal Assistance

Families Together of Orange County is committed to facilitating access to Medi-Cal benefits for all eligible individuals and families. Our dedicated team of Benefit Enrollment Navigators is here to provide comprehensive assistance with both Medi-Cal applications and renewals. Whether you’re applying for the first time or renewing your coverage, we’re here to help make the process as simple and accessible as possible.

To get assistance, please arrange an appointment with one of our Benefit Enrollment Navigators. You can reach us at 1(800) 597-7977 or fill out the form below.

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