How many people are in the Household?
What is Medi-Cal’s definition?
Here’s four child pages for the major classifications of tax filing status – household size – composition for Medi-Cal enrollment, eligibility. The flowchart might be easier for some web visitors to use.
The sample redetermination form MC 216 states:
We may need some information about people in your household who live with you or are listed on your tax return, who do not have Medi-Cal and who do not want to apply for Medi-Cal.Sample MC 216
Please note that, Medi-Cal wants to cover everyone and may go beyond the law to gather information to do that. There are also many other programs that Medi-Cal has that you might qualify for and no one would know unless they asked. Such as:
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This website is MUCH more than just
Pro Bono helping you with Medi-Cal
We've developed the Medi-Cal portion of our website, as many of our Covered CA clients unfortunately end up here, if their income drops below 133% of FPL, Federal Poverty Level, see the income chart.
We do not get a nickel, for this site or for helping people enroll in Medi-Cal, nor answering complex questions. When you have other questions or need coverage, take a look at our other websites:
MAGI Modified Adjusted Gross Income for Covered CA Subsidies and Enhanced Silver citing IRS 26 USC § 151 appears to only apply to those actually on your tax return. Please contact competent tax counsel. We do not give tax or legal advise. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA
Federal regulatory reference is 42 CFR 435.603
Western Poverty Law on Tax Filer Rules
Orange County Covered OC FAQ # 5 – doesn’t really answer your question.
Disability Benefits 101 – Medi-Cal the Details
Western Poverty Law – Exact Legal Rules on
Coverage for Low Income Californian’s
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