Learn more about what types of income affect income-based Medi-Cal eligibility. You are a child 18 or younger and your family’s income is at or below 266% of FPL ($69,692 per year for a family of four). You are years old and your family’s income is at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level ($17,609 for an individual; $36,156 for a family of four). Technological devices that help people with disabilities carry out daily activities.
Talk to your local Social Security office about Extended Medicare. Have assets worth less than $2,000 for an individual ($3,000 for a couple).
During the Extended Period of Eligibility you remain eligible for your Medicare benefits. After the end of your Extended Period of Eligibility, you remain eligible for Medicare as long as you continue to be eligible for your SSDI payment. If your SSDI payments stop you may be eligible for Extended Medicare.
Income-based Medi-Cal counts most types of earned and unearned income you have. However, some income is not counted, including Supplemental Security Income benefits and some contributions to retirement accounts.
If you live with others, you should use DB101’s Benefits and Work Calculator instead, since the calculation requires more information about their income. After working for a year, Joe got a raise and went over the 1619 limit, so he switched to Medi-Cal’s Working Disabled Program and paid a small monthly premium so he could keeping getting his Medi-Cal coverage. There are good factsheets translated into a several languages about how your share of cost works.
For Supplemental Security Income , the first $100,000 in an ABLE account is not counted as assets. For Medi-Cal, CalFresh , and some other programs, none of the std money in an ABLE account is counted. An Extended Period of Eligibility begins after TWP ends and continues for 36 months in a row whether you are working or not.
The maximum amount of assets you’re allowed to own while maintaining eligibility for a particular disability benefits program. Most benefits programs do not count everything you own, including the home you live in and one car you own.
If you are living in a board and care facility, subtract $315. If you are single and live on your own, follow these steps to figure out if your countable income makes you eligible for A&D FPL Medi-Cal. If you live with others, you should use DB101’s Benefits and Work Calculator.
Additionally, retirement funds like 401’s are not counted as assets for this program. Read here for more information on the Aged & Disabled Federal Poverty Level Medi-Cal program. Key differences between poverty thresholds and poverty guidelines are outlined in a table under Frequently Asked Questions . See also the discussion of this topic on the Institute for Research on Poverty’s web site.