Who is eligible for California Children’s Services (CCS)?

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Feb. 3, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

CCS eligibility is usually based on income: ​​a family’s adjusted gross income must be less than $40,000, or the child’s out-of-pocket medical expenses must be more than 20% of the family’s income. However, if the child is a Medi-Cal recipient, CCS will not look at family income. If your family exceeds the income limit and your child is not enrolled in Medi-Cal, your child may still be eligible for occupational and physical therapy services provided free of charge through CCS’s Medical Therapy Program. This program is available to children with certain musculoskeletal disabilities whose physical and occupational therapy needs are both academically and medically necessary.

For more information, see our article How Do We Pay For It All? Undivided’s Guide to Funding Resources or California Children’s Services (CCS) 101.

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