We've got some great news! Medi-Cal's "senior penalty" ends December 1, 2020 by raising the income limit for Medi-Cal's Aged & Disabled program from 123% to 138% of the federal poverty level. This change will allow another close to 30,000 older Californians to receive full Medi-Cal. This change has been a long time coming, as the legislation, AB 715, was signed into law … [Read more...] about Medi-Cal’s “Senior Penalty” Ends Dec 1st – Yes!
Our partners at Justice in Aging shared the following update on people whose Medi-Cal was improperly terminated should have their benefits restored as of 9/18/20. Many of these people had been erroneously terminated due to receiving the $600/week payments from the CARES Act. Despite Governor Newsom’s executive order calling for a statewide moratorium on negative … [Read more...] about Erroneously Terminated Medi-Cal Benefits Should Be Restored By 9/18
Do you or someone you know need help in understanding Medicare benefits and COVID-19? Or, help with eliminating a Medi-Cal Share of Cost? Or are you new to Medicare? If so, our partners at the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) are open and here to help with your Medicare, Medi-Cal and other health insurance related questions and issues. While practicing … [Read more...] about Need Help Understanding Medicare Benefits & COVID-19? HICAP Is Here to Help
Last summer we announced the good news that the Governor signed AB 715 into law, effectively ending the "senior penalty" by raising the income limit for Medi-Cal's Aged & Disabled program from 123% to 138% of the federal poverty level. This change would allow another close to 30,000 older Californians to receive full Medi-Cal. The new income limit was supposed to go … [Read more...] about End of Medi-Cal’s “Senior Penalty” Gets Delayed Until Dec 1, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state prisons are releasing some inmates early. Securing health care is one of the many challenges former inmates face when re-establishing their lives in their communities. For this reason, our partners at Justice in Aging created a new guide for advocates to help formerly incarcerated people who are 65 or older or younger with a disability to … [Read more...] about New Resource Helps Ensure Californians Released from Prison Get Their Medicare & Medi-Cal