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Unemployed Adult Child?

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Question: Adult non-disabled dependent is long-term unemployed. Parents are retired, on Medicare and income over $100,000. Is the dependent eligible for Medi-Cal if the parents do not claim the adult as a dependent on 2014 tax return?

Answer: Yes. In this case, the parent's income is not a factor in the Medi-Cal eligibility determination. The unemployed adult-child is not a dependent for tax purposes, so he or she is considered a single-person household with no income for Medi-Cal eligibility determination.

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Milton, Your adult son is eligible for MediCal even if you claim him as dependent on your federal tax return.

Adult non-disabled dependent is long-term unemployed. Parents are retired, on Medicare and income not over $20,000. Is the dependent eligible for Medi-Cal if the parents claim the adult as a dependent on 2014 tax return?

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