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Dependent Sister Medi-Cal Eligible?

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Question: Can our sister, who is our financial dependent for IRS, federal taxes, also get benefits from California medi-cal and federal Medicare as her retirement income is insufficient to cover food, board and medical needs?

Answer: Your sister is eligible for Medi-Cal if she meets residence and income guidelines. She should apply directly through her county Medi-Cal office, not Covered California. Here's a link for MediCal contact info: https://www.medi-cal.ca.gov/contact.asp

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