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Public Insurance Programs



Public benefits programs like Medi-Cal can be used to help fund our kids' therapies and supports. Learn more about how to access these benefits and how to navigate the claims and appeals process to ensure that medical needs are covered.

Who is eligible for Medi-Cal?

California’s Medicaid program known as Medi-Cal provides health care coverage based on household income, but kids with disabilities may also be eligible under certain programs or with a waiver if their household income is higher than the eligibility threshold.



Who is eligible for Medi-Cal?

What is the Medi-Cal waiver?

How do I use Medi-Cal as secondary insurance?

Related Parent Questions

Do I need a Medi-Cal managed care plan?
On January 1, 2022, a program called CalAIM went into effect. Among other things, the program is designed to streamline the delivery of Medi-Cal services in the community. Going forward, only those with medical exemptions will be eligible to remain under fee-for-service Medi-Cal.
Is my child eligible for the Medi-Cal institutional deeming waiver?
To be eligible for the HCBS-DD waiver, a Regional Center client under the age of 18 must live at home with their family, be ineligible for Medi-Cal due to family income, be diagnosed with a developmental disability, and receive at least one funded Regional Center service each year.
What can I do if Medi-Cal denies my claim?
If Medi-Cal denies coverage for something your child needs, you are entitled to an appeal. The appeal process changes depending on whether you are enrolled in a managed care plan or straight Medi-Cal.

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