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Do Assets Count?

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Question: I am a middle-aged engineer who is “asset rich”, but “income poor”. Are the ACA subsidies solely based upon income, or is there a means test which takes ones assets into account (as, for example, the FAFSA federal student aid application)?

Answer: Assets do not count, only income. That would include any income that contributes to your adjusted gross income (AGI), like income from real estate or securities.

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3 Questions

  1. My client wants to avoid medi Cal due to current doctor not taking medi cal, but his income says medi cal on Covered Calif site..

    Can you inflate clients income to avoid medi cal??

    1. Asset test, where is it printed that asset test for Medi Cal does not apply in California??
  2. Will the asset recovery still apply for any client with assets who does take Medi Cal and then passes away with no spouse or disabled children etc??

OK lets make it 4 questions!!

will agents get paid for enrolling Medi Cal clients???

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