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Can I get a plan through Covered California?

There are a few basic eligibility requirements for Covered California concerning your residency status

  • Are you a current resident of California?
  • Are you a legal resident of the United States? This may include:
    • S citizens and U.S nationals
    • Permanent residents (green card holders)
    • Temporary residents
    • People running away from persecution (refugees and asylees)
    • Humanitarian immigrants (those given temporary protected status)
    • Non-immigrants (workers and student visas)

Immigrants who are not legally present may apply for medical coverage through Covered California on behalf of their lawfully present family members (including children).

Can I get financial assistance through Covered California?

According to Covered California income guidelines and salary restrictions, if an individual makes less than $47,520 per year or if a family of four earns wages less than $97,200 per year, then they qualify for government assistance based on their income. However, the amount of assistance available will depend on your specific income.

There are a couple of items you should keep in mind:

  • Low-income females who are expecting a baby may qualify for the Medi-Cal access program.
  • Children may be eligible for Medi-Cal or other programs even if the adults in the family are not.
  • If your income increases in the middle of the year, this may impact the assistance you can receive.

Ready for the next step?

Step 2: Choose Your Plan

Need to determine the aid you might receive?

Use this page from Covered California to see if you qualify for financial assistance.