Question: I've read through the archives, but I need clarification regarding a dependent and what to include in the household income in the application. I am 20 and going to school full-time. My mother's group plan is not covered in the county that I am in, but I am working part-time. Would I be able to apply for just myself as a household of 1? or do I need to include them in my application? I am still being claimed as dependent, but will be filing my own taxes.
Answer: Yes. You can enroll as a single-person household based on your own income. You must file a tax return and claim your personal deduction. Your mother can no longer claim you as a dependent starting in 2020. If your projected income is less than $17,000 in 2020, you will be enrolled in Medi-Cal.