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.