Full scope Medi-Cal for young adults under 26
Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26. Immigration status does not matter.
All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.
To enroll after January 1, go to www.mybenefitscalwin.org. Beneficiaries ages 19-26 currently enrolled in Limited Scope Medi-Cal will automatically shift to Full Scope Medi-Cal on January 1 and do not need to reapply.
For more information, visit the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website.
Need help now?
For information on immigration and using Medi-Cal, the below are qualified resources:
- For issues related to immigration, the California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in California.
- For help with health benefits, visit myMedi-Cal.
For more immigration resources, please visit California's Immigrant Guide website.
If you have more questions about Young Adult Expansion, email DHCS at YoungAdultExpansion@dhcs.ca.gov.